Presidential Search

The Florida Board of Governors confirmed Aysegul Timur, Ph.D., as FGCU's 5th president on June 22, 2023. Dr. Timur will take over presidential duties on July 1, following President Mike Martin's retirement on June 30.

President TIMUR

Photo of academic corridor.In accordance with Florida Board of Governors Regulation 1.002 Presidential Search and Selection, FGCU's Presidential Search Advisory Committee was 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.

Stay Tuned

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.

Presidential Search Timeline

Greenwood Asher & Associates

Jim Johnsen, Ed.D. |

Julie Schrodt |

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


Advisory CommitteeFlorida BOard of GovernorsBoard of Trustees See how FGCU Has grown

Need help? Contact us

McCabe, Pamela
Director, University Communications & Media Relations
Reynolds, Tiffany
Director, Board Relations and Associate Corporate Secretary
EH 0321G

For public records requests

Office of General Counsel
P: 239-590-1101
Visit online form

Mailing Address

Florida Gulf Coast University
In c/o Office of Board Relations | 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965 


Email Jim Johnsen

Email Julie Schrodt 

  • Vision

  • Mission

  • Guiding Principles

  • History

Presidential Search Updates

  • May 2023 Updates

  • April 2023 Updates

  • February 2023 Updates

  • January 2023 Updates

  • November 2022 Updates

  • October 2022 Updates

  • September 2022 Updates

  • August 2022 Updates

  • June 2022 Updates

  • May 2022 Updates

  • April 2022 Updates

Get to Know FGCU

See how FGCU has grown changed, innovated and excelled as a world-class university that puts student success first.
See the Best Of FGCU Gallery now

Experience FGCU