FGCU Announces Four Finalists for Continued Presidential Search

Tori Foltz, Editor-in-Chief

Students, faculty and staff received an email from Pamela McCabe sent on behalf of Edward Morton, chair of the presidential search advisory committee, today regarding new information about the continued search.

This email contained brief information about the four presidential finalists. The finalists are:

Henry Mack III, Ed.D. –  Senior Chancellor, Florida Department of Education

Neil J. MacKinnon, Ph.D. –  Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Augusta University

Joseph A. “Jay” Morgan, Ph.D. –  President, Morehead State University

Aysegul Timur, Ph.D. –  Vice President and Vice Provost for Strategy and Program Innovation, Florida Gulf Coast University

To view the cover letters of any of the finalists, visit FGCU’s presidential search website. 

“In the coming weeks, each candidate will spend a full day on campus and conduct public forums to engage with students, faculty, staff and community stakeholders. Our search consultants are currently planning these events, and details will be announced as soon as they are confirmed,” the email read. 

Final interviews will take place on May 4 during a public meeting with the Board of Trustees. The president-elect will then go in front of the Board of Governors to confirm FGCU’s fifth president on May 10. The new president is expected to take office on July 1, after President Michael Martin’s retirement. 

Morton encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to learn more about our finalists, attend the public forums and take an active role in providing feedback on the finalists. Feedback forms will be available for each campus forum, and emails may be sent to the search consultants at [email protected].