NewsMakers - Wilson Bradshaw part 1
FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw part 1
NewsMakers- Wilson Bradshaw 2
FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw part 2
NewsMakers - Wilson Bradshaw Part 3
FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw part 3
How is the governor’s push for STEM classes affecting FGCU? What has Dunk City success meant for FGCU? How soon will a football team take the field? What’s new with a Naples campus?
Tune in for all that and more.
* Video highlights will be posted at naplesnews.com/newsmakers.
Lytle: What has been the impact of Dunk City?
Bradshaw: The number of applications for admission to our freshman class is up almost 45 percent year to date. That’s tremendous. And we have about 800 students we are going to admit. We haven’t changed that number. What’s going to happen just by natural selection is that the academic profile of our freshman class is going to get better.
Lytle: Let me ask about football. With all the attention on basketball, not as many people are thinking about football. But, are you?
Bradshaw: Oh I’m thinking about it, and it may or may not surprise you that a lot of other people are thinking about it as well. There are some who think that the success that we’ve had with our other sports, especially basketball, to have us thinking even more about football.
Bradshaw: Yeah, yeah. And I understand the interest in football. I’m interested in football. You know next year, I think FGCU will be one of only two state universities without football. The other would be the University of North Florida. So, there are pressures coming from different directions about football, and I will say to you today, as I’ve said to you on this program before, it’s just a matter of when. For Florida Gulf Coast University not yet, and certainly finances remain very large.
Lytle: So what do you think? Ten years?
Bradshaw. I think 10 years that’s ... I think that’s on the long end. I think it could before 10 years.
Lytle: Between five and 10?
Bradshaw: We can start down the path between five and 10.