Wilson G. Bradshaw

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Wilson G. Bradshaw
3rd President of Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida
Assumed office
August 25, 2007
Preceded by William Merwin
Personal details
Born April 20th, 1946
Sanford, Florida [1]
Spouse(s) Jo Anna Bradshaw
Residence Estero, Florida
Alma mater Palm Beach State College
Florida Atlantic University
University of Pittsburgh
Occupation College president

Wilson G. Bradshaw is the third and current president of Florida Gulf Coast University.

A native of Sanford, Florida and raised in West Palm Beach, Wilson Bradshaw holds bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a doctorate in psychobiology from the University of Pittsburgh.[1] He is married to Jo Anna and they have three adult sons.

Bradshaw came to FGCU from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, having previously served as its president for seven years. Prior to that he served as provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bloomsburg University and Dean of Graduate Studies at Florida Atlantic University.

Bradshaw became FGCU president on August 25, 2007, replacing Bill Merwin who resigned after admitting to an extramarital affair with a faculty member.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Office of the President". Florida Gulf Coast University. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Heavy task at hand, Ex-president leaves FGCU with $811,000" (PDF). Board of Governors State University System of Florida (News Clips of the State University System of Florida). 1 February 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2013.