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Dr. Tony Barringer
Dr. Tony A. Barringer currently serves as Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Over his tenure at Florida Gulf Coast University, he has also served as Interim Dean, Associate Dean, and Division Chair. Prior to joining FGCU in 1997, he taught at the College of Lake County and Southeast Missouri State University. He has over twenty years of practical experience in criminal justice and has taught in higher education nearly as long.
Dr. Barringer has presented nationally and internationally, served as a consultant to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice, and, because of the impact of his research and practice, served as a guest discussant at the Florida Department of Corrections’ Re-entry Summit. He has acted as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator for approximately $1 million in funded state and federal grants in juvenile justice and wraparound services and has published widely on the subject of minorities’ experiences with the criminal justice system. Dr. Barringer earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Public Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a doctorate from Northern Illinois University.
In his current capacity, Dr. Barringer assists with the faculty promotion process, coordinates the annual faculty promotion workshop, serves as liaison with campus promotion committees, helps coordinate new faculty orientation, coordinate efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented faculty, coordinates the sabbatical review process handles the grievance process within Academic Affairs, prepares responses to memoranda, assists with performance improvement plans with colleges, oversees the annual update of the electronic faculty resource guide, represents FGCU on various university committees and central administration projects and serve on the FGCU bargaining team.
Andrea "Andi" Clemons is the Director of Operations for Academic Affairs. Ms. Clemons provides operational leadership within the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, and also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational initivatives that support the strategic goals and objectives of the division. She is responsible for management of the Provost's budget and has oversight for Academic Affairs' financial activities and internal controls. In addition, she coordinates the academic appointments, faculty promotion process, sabbatical, and courtesy faculty appointments within the Provost's office. Andi serves as the liason with other academic administration staff, University Budgets, and Human Resources to ensure the most efficient use of resources in addition to assisting with the facilitation of faculty/staff searches and hiring processes within the Division of Academic Affairs.
Andi joined Florida Gulf Coast University and the Office of the Provost in January of 2017. Prior to joining FGCU, her experiences included working in Financial Aid, Administrative Services, and Student Affairs. She has over 10 years of experience in Higher Education in both the private and public sectors. Andi holds a Bachelor's degree in Art from The College of Mount Saint Joseph and Masters of Arts in Integrated Studies with a focus on women's leadership from Northern Kentucky University.
Dr. Timur is Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Strategy and Program Innovation and member of the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University. She received her doctoral degree in Business Administration, majoring in Economics, from the University of South Florida, and both her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration from the University of Istanbul. Her areas of specialization include business policy and organizational development, quality control, statistics for strategic planning, health (especially pharmaceutical pricing), and international economics. She is a go-to expert for workforce development and was recently honored by the Florida College Access Network as one of its first Workforce Education Innovators.
Before joining the FGCU team, she held a variety of faculty positions, including full professor of economics and leadership positions in higher education.
She holds board of director position in the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Seaside Bank Advisory Board, Leadership Collier Foundation, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Partnership for Collier's Future Economy-Opportunity Naples, Uncommon Friends Foundation, and the South Lee Economic Development Council. In addition, she is a member of the Southwest Florida FutureMakers Coalition, WorkforceNow Research, Southern Economic Association, International Health Economics Association, PEAK Group, American Society of Health Economists, The Journal of American Academy of Business Editorial Advisory Board, and Naples Council on World Affairs.
She is also a graduate of Leadership Collier Class of 2012.
In her spare time, she enjoys contributing to the community by volunteering with Junior Achievement of SW Florida, Leadership Collier Alumni Association, Southwest Florida Council Scouts of America Alligator District and Collier County Public Schools, and participating in chamber of commerce and other non-profit organizations.
Dr. Paul Snyder
Tracie Beck is the Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She is responsible for providing high-level administrative assistance to the Provost, including managing the Provost's calendar and commitments; acting as the liaison to trustees, Cabinet, deans, department directors, faculty, staff, and students; preparing travel arrangements; and coordinating Academic Affairs' Annual Celebration of Excellence Ceremony.
Tracie is originally from Coal Center, Pennsylvania, and has been at FGCU since 2016; before coming to the Administrative side of the University, she previously worked as the Administrative Assistant for FGCU's Honors College, and was previously Director of the Internship Center at California University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Leadership Studies.
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