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Inauguration of Aysegul Timur, Ph.D.

Presidential Installation Ceremony of President Aysegul Timur

Florida Gulf Coast University officially inaugurated its fifth president, Aysegul Timur, Ph.D. on January 12, 2024 at Alico Arena. 

Don't miss the chance to witness this historic moment. The live stream recording is now available. 

  • FGCU President Aysegul Timur’s Prepared Installation Address 

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Aysegul Timur

President Aysegul Timur Ph.D.

Aysegul Timur, Ph.D., was selected to become Florida Gulf Coast University’s fifth president on May 4, 2023, following a unanimous endorsement from the FGCU Board of Trustees. Her presidency was confirmed by the Florida Board of Governors on June 22, 2023.
She became president on July 1, 2023, following the retirement of President Mike Martin.

Timur, an economist by training, is a Naples resident with more than 24 years of experience in higher education. She earned a doctorate from the University of South Florida and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Istanbul.

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