Provost Search

Executive Vice President and Provost Search

Friday, February 7, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location TBD

Thursday, February 6, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location TBD 

Friday, January 17, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Edwards Hall Room 309

Monday, December 16, 2019

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Edwards Hall Room 309

Search Committee Meeting Agenda 12.16.19

Monday, November 18, 2019

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Edwards Hall Room 309

Search Committee Meeting Agenda 11.18.19

Thursday, October 24, 2019

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Edwards Hall Room 309

Search Committee Meeting Agenda 10.24.19

Friday, August 23, 2019

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Edwards Hall Room 309

Search Committee Meeting Agenda 8.23.19

Thursday, August 1, 2019

2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Edwards Hall Room 309

Search Committee Meeting Agenda 8.1.19

Download PDF here:  Executive Vice President and Provost Search Timeline 2019-2020





August 1-2, 2019

· Diversified Search consultants meet with Search committee to discuss search process, roles and responsibilities, timeline. Diversified Search consultants meet with key stakeholders to gain insights on position. 

In-person visit

By Aug. 22, 2019

· Diversified consultants craft Position Description (Prospectus) and Timeline for Search committee approval;

On phone and in-person visit

Late August - Early September

· Consultants develop ads for approval and posting on Provost’s website and in various national outlets. Begin outreach and pool development (ongoing). 


Late September - December

· Begin biweekly conference calls with Search Committee chair to review progress in candidate pool development and updated written status report. Create secure web portal (Egnyte) for Committee and access to applicant pool.

30 minute conference calls

Week of Sept. 30

Week of Oct. 21

Week of November 18


· Status Calls/ Progress Report Meetings with Search committee to occur every few weeks.

60 minute in-person, video conference, or conference call meeting with Search Committee

Week of December 9

· Search Committee meets to review slate of candidates and decide whom to invite for 1st round interviews.

2-3 hour  in-person meeting


Week of January 6, 2020

· Search Committee meets selected candidates (target 8-10) with aim of narrowing candidate pool to three to four finalist candidates.

Two consecutive days (plus back up dates if necessary).  75-90-minute meetings or video conferences with each candidate.

Late January – early February


· Finalist candidate(s) invited to campus for second round interviews with the search committee and other key stakeholders. Feedback mechanism is created for those who meet candidates.

· Intensive referencing, background checks and assessments conducted on the finalist candidate(s). 

One day to one and-a half days per candidate

Mid- February

· Search Committee meets to review feedback from the candidate visits and make recommendations to the President.   

Est. 90-minute meeting.

Late February– early March

· President’s negotiations and offer to candidate of choice


April - June

· Transition planning


July 2020 or thereafter

· New Provost assumes duties



  • CHAIR, Dr. Mike Rollo -- Senior Vice President for Strategy and Program Innovation
  • Ms. Allison Bacigalupi -- FGCU Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Representative, and Director of Exploratory Advising
  • Dr. Richard Behr -- Dean of U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering
  • Ms. Ashley Coone -- FGCU Board of Trustees (Non-Voting, Advisory)
  • Ms. Julie Gleason -- Assistant Dean of Students in Division of Student Success and Enrollment Management
  • Mr. Tony Lee -- Director of University Relations in University Advancement
  • Dr. Clay Motley -- Director of Honors College
  • Mr. Jim Nathan -- FGCU Foundation Board of Directors
  • Dr. Michael Parsons -- Professor of Marine and Ecological Sciences in College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Leslie Ricciardelli -- Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction, Collier County K-12 Schools
  • Mr. Brandon Roche -- FGCU Student Government (SG) Representative
  • Ms. Courtney Vernon -- Women's Tennis Head Coach in Athletics
  • Dr. Hulya Julie Yazici -- FGCU Faculty Senate Representative, and Professor of Analytics, Operations and Supply Chain Management in Lutgert College of Business




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