Welcome from the President/ CEO

a picture of the ceo rudi

Whether you’re visiting as a prospective student, checking in as one of our alumni, if you are looking for a research or educational collaboration or are simply interested in what one of Florida’s newest private not-for-profit universities has to offer, I am honored to welcome you to Larkin University!

Larkin University is one of the newest universities in the State of Florida founded in 2013 with the vision to build and shape a new health sciences university committed to graduate and professional education university in a stimulating multicultural, multiethnic environment to serve the needs of a diverse global society.

South Florida represents one of most diverse cultural areas within the United States, which underscores the need for a diverse population of well-trained health professionals to serve the community. It is with great pride that the mission of Larkin University continues to reflect a devotion to interprofessional education, recognizing the need for population parity in serving the education needs of our communities in South Florida, and helping to fill the gap in the shortage of highly trained health care experts locally and nationally.

Larkin University today delivers innovative education in a dynamic learning environment that incorporates the latest technologies, evidence-based science. LU’s dedicated faculty truly cares about our students and their future roles in health care and related industries, including research and education. The Larkin community believes our mission is being implemented through outstanding administration, faculty and students who have chosen Larkin University to build their future.

Each of our degree granting programs reflect the key components of the institutional mission of Larkin University:

  • Students Learning Together-indicates our commitment to offer degree granting programs. We currently offer graduate and professional programs in the College of Biomedical Sciences and the College of Pharmacy.
  • Research and Innovation- reflects the deliberate involvement of faculty and students working together in fields of research. LU is involved in clinical and basic science research, lab and bench research, and public health research.
  • Personal and Professional Engagement- reflects the students’ direct involvement in their chosen career areas.
  • Serving the Needs of the Community– involves students participating in health fairs, community charitable organizations, and participating in student organizations within the University and College. Students developing a commitment to the service to others is at the core of the LU community.

We here at Larkin University are proud of what we achieved so far and are looking forward to serve for the benefit of our diverse group of bright students and the needs of our community. I am convinced that Larkin University in the close future will be one of the leading medical universities in South Florida, strong in research, excellent in education!

Thank you for visiting our Larkin University website!  I look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

My sincere best,


Rudi H. Ettrich, RNDr. MSc. PhD.

President/Chief Executive Officer