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Sept. 29, 2022 | Due to Hurricane Ian, FGCU has cancelled all classes, regardless of modality, as well as all non-essential campus activities through Wednesday, Oct. 5. FGCU will notify campus stakeholders about any updates to this. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

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Florida Gulf Coast University’s Board of Trustees is launching a national search to hire its fifth president. Current President Michael V. Martin retires from office in December 2022.

Photo of academic corridor.In accordance with Florida Board of Governors Regulation 1.002 Presidential Search and Selection, FGCU's Presidential Search Advisory Committee will be tasked with developing a search timeline, creating a position profile, assisting with marketing the position, vetting applicants, interviewing the most qualified candidates and providing FGCU’s Board of Trustees with an unranked list of finalists to review.

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Regular updates about the search for FGCU's fifth president will be posted to this website. FGCU's Board of Trustees encourages members of the campus community and all university stakeholders to play an active role in the presidential search. See details on meetings, minutes and materials


Contact AGB Search to share what you envision in FGCU's next leader

Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D. | Sally Mason, Ph.D. | Garry W. Owens, Ph.D.


Learn about FGCU, our colleges and our campus. Read the Presidential Leadership Profile to get details on qualifications, attributes and strategic vision.

Presidential Leadership Profile Booklet

Following a vote by FGCU’s Board of Trustees, the president-elect must be confirmed by the Florida Board of Governors.

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Melissa K. Trotta, Ed.D. | Sally Mason, Ph.D. | Garry W. Owens, Ph.D.

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