Hodges University Promotes Dr. Aysegul Timur to Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs

Hodges University News

Hodges University today announced the promotion of Dr. Aysegul Timur, dean of the Johnson School of Business, to the position of senior vice president of academic affairs. In her new role, Timur will be charged with fostering collaboration among Hodges’ five schools and Southwest Florida’s employers so that the area’s needs for an educated workforce can be effectively met. She will also continue to oversee the Johnson School of Business.

“Aysegul has a track record of successfully driving innovation through our Johnson School of Business. This new role gives her a broader operating platform to enhance workforce-related education in Southwest Florida,” said Dr. Donald Wortham, president of Hodges University.

Timur and Hodges University were recently awarded funding from the FutureMakers Coalition’s Persistence and Progress Regional Action Team for the development of a professional effectiveness certificate program that will prepare individuals for the foundational skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.

Timur joined Hodges University in 2000, and her areas of expertise include business policy and organizational development, quality control, statistics for strategic planning, health, and international economics. She earned a B.S. in business administration and an MBA in business policy and organization from the University of Istanbul, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of South Florida.

She holds memberships in Leadership Collier Foundation, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce – Opportunity Naples and Steering Committee member, FutureMakers Coalition Champions Team, The Journal of American Academy of Business Editorial Advisory Board and the Clute Institute. In addition, she is a member of the Southern Economic Association, International Health Economics Association, American Society of Health Economists, Naples Council on World Affairs, Workforce Now research team member, APEX Circle – Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Horizon Council and the Southwest Florida Regional Economic Development Alliance.

An active member of the community, Timur volunteers with Junior Achievement of SW Florida; Leadership Collier Alumni Association; GCHS, NAF Academy, Engineering Program Advisory Board; and Collier County Public Schools Business Plan competition; speaking at civic organizations and participating in chamber of commerce and other community organizations’ research projects. 

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