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Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Provost Staff

Dr. Tony Barringer

Dr. Tony Barringer

Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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.


Phone: (239) 590-7849 | E-Mail:

Ms. Andi Clemons

Andi Clemons

Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Andrea "Andi" Clemons is the Executive Assistant to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs. Ms. Clemons monitors the Provost’s calendar, develops short and long term scheduling plans, and serves as a liaison for the Provost. Andi works closely with the Council of Deans and the Provost’s senior administrative leadership team. She assists with the coordination of the faculty promotion process, sabbaticals, courtesy faculty appointments, and student appeals process. She oversees Office of the Provost events, and is responsible for coordinating the university’s annual Celebration of Excellence awards.

Andi joined FGCU and the Office of the Provost in January of 2017. Prior to joining FGCU, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at Northern Kentucky University. She has over 12 years of administrative experience and almost 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 gender in communication and women’s leadership from Northern Kentucky University.

Phone: (239) 590-7465 | E-Mail:

Dr. Cathy Duff

Dr. Cathy Duff

Associate Vice President, Academic and Curriculum Support

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.


Phone: (239) 590-7043 | E-Mail:

Dr. Paul Snyder

Senior Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Performance

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.

Phone: (239) 590-7050 | E-Mail: