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030 - FGCU President Mike Martin


Dr. Mike Martin (who just so happens to be President of FGCU where we make this show) has been president here for almost a year and a half. Before FGCU, he served as chancellor, or president, or vice president, or as a faculty member at a number of universities, including Colorado State, LSU, UF, and University of Minnesota - it would be correct to say he’s had a long career in higher education.
A Minnesota native, Dr. Martin got his bachelor's degree in business and economics, and a master's in economics at Mankato State College and he got is his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.

He and his wife, Jan, have two children they adopted from Korea - the northern half of which Martin visited in the '90s as part of a delegation sent over by then-President George W. Bush.