FGCU’s new president touts vision for university’s future at Horizon Foundation reception

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October 26, 2023



The Horizon Foundation, Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office, in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, recently hosted a reception for Lee County business and community leaders to welcome FGCUu2019s new president, Aseygul Timur. Timur is the universityu2019s fifth president and took over the role at the school on July 1 following the retirement of Mike Martin.

Nearly 300 people gathered at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center to hear from Timur about her role and vision for the future of FGCU. She is now in her 24th year in higher education and has been at FGCU since 2019.

PHOTO IDS (pictured from left to right):
Photo 1: Laura Carr, Cecil Pendergrass, Mayor Kevin Anderson, Aseygul Timur, Azul, Holly Smith, John Talmage
Photo 2: Gerard Carrington, Holly Smith
Photo 3: Kevin Karnes, Noelle Branning, Aseygul Timur, Azul, Brian Hammond
Photo 4: Melissa Vogt, Aysegul Timur and Diana Giraldo
Photo 5: Aseygul Timur, Matthew Holliday
Photo 6: Mete and Aysegul Timur, Luis Rivera II
Photo 7: Jeff Fusco, Juan Henriquez
Photo 8: Jacquelin Collins and Dana Hollenzer
Photo 9: Brian Hamman and Armor Persons
Photo 10: Daniel and Barbara Melvin
Photo 11: Jay Johnson, Aseygul Timur and Azul