President/CEO: Glenn Sullivan

Year founded: 1962

No. of employees: 590



College of Hospitality studies is ranked 10th in the country by University Magazine.

Online bachelor’s degree in business has been ranked as the 17th best online business program according to Online Schools Report. 

Business programs ranks in the top 10 percent of business schools in the U.S.

Named top workplace by Forbes Magazine.

A four-time winner of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky.

Recognized as military friendly.


What is the vision/mission of your company?

To offer educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social, and professional development of our students.

How did your company begin?

In 1962, A.O. Sullivan and his son, A.R. Sullivan, recognized the need for an institution of higher education that would be devoted to the highest ideals and standards in preparing people for successful careers.  They founded Sullivan Business College, a one-year school of business to meet that need.  Since that time, Sullivan has grown both in size and sophistication and now carries the name Sullivan University.

What is one thing you wish others knew about your company?

That we offer credentials all the way from a nine month certificate, to associate, bachelor’s master’s and doctoral degrees.    

What makes your company different from competitors?

Our student-centeredness and each student’s success is at the core of everything we do. 

Have you had to pivot strategies over the years?

Over the years we have adapted, along with much of higher education, to add robust online educational opportunities to our portfolio of programs, but our core business and strategy has remained constant.

What makes Louisville a good home for your company?

Louisville is a diverse community that boasts outstanding healthcare, hospitality and business enterprises that make it a wonderful place for graduates to find a career and remain in the Louisville area after graduation.