Aysegul Timur Will Be the First Woman President of Florida Gulf Coast University

The board of trustees of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers has selected Aysegul Timur as the university’s fifth president. When she takes office on July 1, she will be the first woman to lead the university. Dr. Timur currently serves as vice president and vice provost for strategy and program innovation at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Florida Gulf Coast University enrolls more than 14,000 undergraduate students and nearly 1,700 graduate students, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s latest available data. Women make up 57 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“What we do, the difference that we make in our students and our community – I don’t have enough words to say how honored I am to lead this great institution, and working with each one of you here, our students, our faculty and staff,” Dr. Timur said

Originally from Türkiye, Dr. Timur earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Istanbul. She came to the United States 25 years ago, learned English, and, within the next four years, earned a doctorate from the University of South Florida.

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