FGCU reassigns provost who vied for president’s job

Dr. Ronald Toll (Photo via FGCU)

FORT MYERS, Fla. Dr. Ron Toll is out as Florida Gulf Coast University provost and vice president of academic affairs.

University President Michael A. Martin sent Toll a letter dated Monday informing him he was terminated. The letter also said he would be welcome to remain with the school as a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences.

An email Martin sent to staff Monday indicated Toll had accepted that reassignment.

“After nine years of dedicated service, Dr. Ron Toll will return to the faculty following a well-earned sabbatical leave,” Martin wrote.

Toll had held his positions since 2008, when he came to the school from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania.

He was one of several who applied to become FGCU’s president before the school elected to hire Martin instead to replace the retiring Wilson Bradshaw.

Martin said he’ll appoint an “extended interim” to fill the vacancies. Bob Gregerson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will serve in those positions on an acting basis until that happens, Martin said.

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