Dr. Tony A. Barringer
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 serves on the FGCU bargaining team.
Andrea "Andi" Clemons is the Director of Operations for Academic Affairs. Ms. Clemons provides operational leadership within the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, and also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational initiatives that support the strategic goals and objectives of the division. She is responsible for management of the Provost's budget and has oversight for Academic Affairs' financial activities and internal controls. In addition, she coordinates the academic appointments, faculty promotion process, sabbatical, and courtesy faculty appointments within the Provost's office. Andi serves as the liaison with other academic administration staff, University Budgets, and Human Resources to ensure the most efficient use of resources in addition to assisting with the facilitation of faculty/staff searches and hiring processes within the Division of Academic Affairs.
Andi joined Florida Gulf Coast University and the Office of the Provost in January of 2017. Prior to joining FGCU, her experiences included working in Financial Aid, Administrative Services, and Student Affairs. She has over 10 years of experience in Higher Education in both the private and public sectors. 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 women's leadership from Northern Kentucky University.
Dr. Aysegul Timur
Dr. Timur is Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Strategy and Program Innovation and member of the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University. She received her doctoral degree in Business Administration, majoring in Economics, from the University of South Florida, and both her Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration from the University of Istanbul. Her areas of specialization include business policy and organizational development, quality control, statistics for strategic planning, health (especially pharmaceutical pricing), and international economics. She is a go-to expert for workforce development and was recently honored by the Florida College Access Network as one of its first Workforce Education Innovators.
Before joining the FGCU team, she held a variety of faculty positions, including full professor of economics and leadership positions in higher education.
She holds board of director position in the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Seaside Bank Advisory Board, Leadership Collier Foundation, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Partnership for Collier's Future Economy-Opportunity Naples, Uncommon Friends Foundation, and the South Lee Economic Development Council. In addition, she is a member of the Southwest Florida FutureMakers Coalition, WorkforceNow Research, Southern Economic Association, International Health Economics Association, PEAK Group, American Society of Health Economists, The Journal of American Academy of Business Editorial Advisory Board, and Naples Council on World Affairs.
She is also a graduate of Leadership Collier Class of 2012.
In her spare time, she enjoys contributing to the community by volunteering with Junior Achievement of SW Florida, Leadership Collier Alumni Association, Southwest Florida Council Scouts of America Alligator District and Collier County Public Schools, and participating in chamber of commerce and other non-profit organizations.
Tracie Beck is the Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She is responsible for providing high-level administrative assistance to the Provost, including managing the Provost's calendar and commitments; acting as the liaison to trustees, Cabinet, deans, department directors, faculty, staff, and students; preparing travel arrangements; and coordinating Academic Affairs' Annual Celebration of Excellence Ceremony.
Tracie is originally from Coal Center, Pennsylvania, and has been at FGCU since 2016; before coming to the Administrative side of the University, she previously worked as the Administrative Assistant for FGCU's Honors College, and was previously Director of the Internship Center at California University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Leadership Studies.
Ms. Carvajal is the Director of Academic and Curriculum Support for Academic Affairs, and serves as the first point of contact for FGCU faculty and staff with curricular questions; she also provides guidance and oversight of the academic curriculum development process, including preparation of program documentation required for Board of Trustees review and approval, and subsequent communication with the Office of the Board of Governors, where she serves as the primary contact for the Office of Articulation. Lucero provides administrative support to the Undergraduate Curriculum Team and Graduate Curriculum Team of the Faculty Senate, ensures accuracy of the Program List with CIP Codes, and also ensures that Academic Learning Compacts are published. She collaborates with the Office of Records and Registration in the revision and production of the University catalog, and works with them to ensure that curriculum is consistent in the degree audit system and catalog.
Originally from Colombia, Lucero earned a Law degree and came to the United States in 2002. She previously worked at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in New York before coming to FGCU in 2004, where she began in the Registrar's Office. She has also served as Academic Advisor III and Director of Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her Master's degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Management from FGCU in 2009, and is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree program, with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership at FGCU; she joined the Office of Academic and Curriculum Support in December 2014. During her tenure at FGCU, she was awarded the Team Service Excellence Award (2010-2011), the Excellence in Advising Award (2011-2012), and the Best Poster Award, NACADA Regional Conference (2012).
Kelly Boyd is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She is responsible for managing the daily operations for the Office of Academic Affairs, including management of correspondence, assistance with maintaining schedules/calendars, courtesy faculty requests, sabbatical applications, professional development leave requests, maintains faculty files, and greeting and directing visitors. In addition, she provides administrative support for the Director of Operations for Academic Affairs and the Associate Provost.
Kelly is originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland and relocated to Florida in 2007; she joined Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019. Before coming to FGCU, she spent 28 years in the banking industry. After retiring from banking, she began her second career as an OPS employee in the Payroll Department at FGCU in April 2019, and then joined Academic Affairs in July of 2019.