Mutlu G. Çitim-Kepic is the Director of Music Admissions and Undergraduate Advisor for the School of Music. She has served as Coordinator of Admissions and Registration at the Office of the University Registrar (1997-2000) prior to her arrival at the School of Music. 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. She served as the chair of the "Advising Fine Arts Students", one of the interest groups of NACADA (National Academic Advising Association), 2002-2012. Ms. Çitim-Kepic specializes in conflict resolution and faculty-student relations. She currently serves in the University Senate Petitions Committee and the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Committee.
In 2003, Ms. Çitim-Kepic created the first study abroad program designed specifically for music students in Salzburg, Austria. Participants take private lessons (instruments/voice) and study music history and arranging for instruments and voices while staying in Austrian homes. In 2011, arts, business, social studies, and communication internships were added to the program giving the students an opportunity to experience working in a European setting.
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.