Mutlu G. Çitim-Kepic is the Director of Music Admissions and Undergraduate Student Services for the School of Music. Prior to joining the School of Music in 2000, she served as Coordinator of Admissions and Registration at the Office of the University Registrar (1997-2000). Çitim-Kepic received her B.A. in International Human Relations and M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida.
In the fall, she travels extensively in the State of Florida visiting high schools and attending college fairs for recruitment of arts students for the College of the Arts and the School of Music. Ms. Çitim-Kepic specializes in conflict resolution, faculty-student relations, recruitment, and retention. She also serves on the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Committee for the university.
Ms. Çitim-Kepic created the first study abroad program designed specifically for music students in Salzburg, Austria in 2003. Participants take private lessons (instruments/voice) and study music history and arranging for instruments and voices. In 2004, political science, history, and business related courses were introduced to make the "UF in Salzburg" summer study abroad program a cultural expreience for all majors across the campus. The program celebrated its 17th year in the summer of 2019 making it one of the longest, continued run programs through the University of Florida International Center.
In 2013, Ms. Citim-Kepic introduced to first group of "School of Music Ambassadors" to the school. SOMAs have been an integral part of the Schools recruitment and retention efforts. SOMAs assist the academic mission of the School by providing support to the staff of the Undergraduate Student Services and the School as a whole. SOMAs help with all aspects of audition days, recruitment, serving as hosts in a variety of School of Music functions as well as providing a link between SOM and its alumni.
Each year, University of Florida rewards excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in undergraduate advising by recognizing individuals in the field of professional academic advising. Ms. Çitim-Kepic was named the receipient for both the college and university wide award in 2015. Çitim-Kepic went on to be be named one of the "Winner of the Outstanding Advising Award – Primary Advising Role" from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in 2016.