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FGCU Presidential Search and Screen Committee Announces Interview Schedules

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University Presidential Search and Screen Committee announces interview schedules. There are seven schedule documents attached to this media advisory. Please note that a University Forum is scheduled for each of the candidates who are invited for on-campus interviews during Aug. 21-24. Interested community members are encouraged to attend the University Forum for each candidate.

An overview of the process is as follows:

Friday, August 17, 2007-(7 a.m.) Application Screening Subcommittee completes review of application materials. (11 a.m.) The full Presidential Search and Screen Committee will meet to hear report of the Application Screening Subcommittee and decide what candidates will be brought in for "Airport Interviews."

Saturday, August 18, 2007-Candidates selected for "Airport Interviews" will travel to Fort Myers, FL.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 18-20, 2007-Presidential Search and Screen Committee will conduct "Airport Interviews." No interviews will be scheduled during New Student Convocation, which is scheduled for Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. in Alico Arena.

Monday, August 20, 2007-(evening) The Presidential Search and Screen Committee will meet and decide which candidates will be advanced and invited for campus interviews. While it is impossible to predict the exact number, the committee is anticipating that 4-6 candidates will be brought to campus for onsite interviews.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday, August 21-24, 2007-Onsite interviews will be conducted. We have scheduled interview time for the Search and Screen Committee, the President's direct reports, Faculty, Staff, Students, Deans Council. We have also included a general University Forum for the entire campus and community.

Friday, August 24, 2007-(1:30 p.m.) Full meeting of the Presidential Search and Screen Committee to review campus feedback and to identify three unranked candidates to submit to the FGCU Board of Trustees for their consideration.

Saturday, August 25, 2007-(8:30 a.m.) Board of Trustees interviews with three finalists, and anticipated selection of new president.

For more information, contact Presidential Search and Screen Committee staff liaison Susan Evans at (239) 590-1057 or

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