Committee Chair Welcome

Chair Ken Smith

Welcome to the website for the Florida Gulf Coast University 2016-2017 Presidential Search.  Here you will find information about the recently launched national search for a new President of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), including the Presidential Search Advisory Committee; Executive Search Firm Sub-Committee; Position Announcement Sub-Committee; meetings; minutes; timeline; executive search firm; candidate interviews; and Chair’s updates.  The search process began with an organizational meeting on April 5, 2016, and in coming weeks additional information will be placed on the website. 

With President Wilson Bradshaw’s upcoming 2017 retirement, the search for a new President will be conducted by the FGCU Board of Trustees with assistance from the Presidential Search Advisory Committee. The Committee includes an Executive Search Firm Sub-Committee chaired by Ms. Robbie Roepstorff of the FGCU Board of Trustees, and a Position Announcement Sub-Committee chaired by Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Bob Gregerson.

The Committee is charged with advancing a minimum of three qualified unranked candidates to the FGCU Board of Trustees, which will select the new President subject to confirmation by the Board of Governors.

Florida Gulf Coast University was established as the tenth institution in the State University System of Florida, and first opened for students in 1997. Currently, the University enrolls nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 80 degree and certificate programs on a beautiful 800-acre campus. In its first 20 years, FGCU has made a profound impact on the Southwest Florida region and the state of Florida through academic distinction; excellent faculty and staff; economic development and jobs creation; service learning; environmental sustainability with a campus living laboratory; robust fundraising; and Division I athletics. We call this The FGCU Effect!

Please check in frequently for updates and announcements on the search for the next President of Florida Gulf Coast University.


Ken Smith Signature

Ken Smith, Ph.D.
Chair, FGCU Presidential Search Advisory Committee
FGCU Board of Trustees

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