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
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.
She contributes to the development and implementation of organizational initiatives
that support the strategic goals and objectives of the Division. In addition, she
assists with the coordination of the faculty promotion process, sabbaticals, and courtesy
Andi joined FGCU and the Office of the Provost in January of 2017. Prior to joining
FGCU, she worked for Student Affairs at Northern Kentucky University. She has over
15 years of administrative experience and more than ten of those have been in Higher
Education. 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. Cathy Duff is the Associate Vice President for Academic and Curriculum Support
in the Office of the Provost. Dr. Duff oversees numerous functions related to program
and curriculum development and approval. These activities include interaction with
the Florida Board of Governors and the Statewide Course Numbering System, as well
as publication of the academic catalog and management of the automated degree audit
system. Direct reports include the director of Academic and Event Technology Services
and the director of Web, e-Learning, and Publications. Dr. Duff joined Academic Affairs
in 1996 prior to the official opening of FGCU on August 25, 1997. She has served in
numerous capacities at FGCU since that time, including Assistant Dean for Planning
and Evaluation and Accreditation Liaison.
Dr. Duff is a native of Hillsboro, Illinois. Prior to joining the staff at FGCU, she
worked as Coordinator of Financial Aid at the University of South Florida, Fort Myers
campus, and prior to that as a customs specialist for GE Corporate Pooled Services.
Dr. Duff holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree
in counseling from the University of South Florida. She earned the Ed.D. in educational
leadership at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Snyder possesses over 30 years of professional experience in higher education.
After receiving his doctorate from Cambridge University he worked for nearly 20 years
alternating between the New Jersey Department of Higher Education, its successor the
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, and Rutgers University where he served
as Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning before coming to FGCU in
2003. As Senior Associate Provost he assists the Provost in myriad ways including
interaction with the Florida Board of Governors, serving as institutional accreditation
liaison with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges,
inter-institutional relationships (both nationally and internationally), specialized
program accreditation, academic program review, space planning, and annual reporting
to State, Federal, and other authorities. His current responsibilities encompass institutional
research, university strategic planning, continuing education, and international education.
Among his direct reports are the Executive Director for Off-Campus and Continuing
Education, the Director of International Services, the Director of Institutional Research
and Analysis, the Associate Dean for Planning and Evaluation, and the Director of
Assessment and Accreditation Management Systems.
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.