Eckerd College inspires and empowers individuals to improve the world through mastery of self and a lifetime of learning. Their students are guided on a four-year journey of discovery, with small classes, professor-mentors and a commitment to community service. They enjoy a spectacular mile-long waterfront and white-sand beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast, but are more than a pretty face. Eckerd is an innovative liberal arts and sciences community where students are well-taught and well-loved.
Kelly Kirschner, VP and Dean of Executive and Continuing Education
Kelly Kirschner has served as the Vice President and Dean of the Division of Executive and Continuing Education at Eckerd College for the past 5 years. Here, he is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and quality of programs designed to meet educational needs of government, for-profit and nonprofit leaders and a wide variety of lifelong learners. He also leads Eckerd College’s executive education, professional development, continuing education and lifelong learning programs.
Kirschner received his MA in Latin American Studies and BSFS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. In 2007, he was elected as the youngest City Commissioner in the City of Sarasota. Additionally, he has been published in The Wall Street Journal.