UWF to host 2018 State of the University

WHAT: University of West Florida President Martha Saunders will deliver the annual State of the University address, highlighting the institution’s accomplishments and looking ahead at plans for the 2018-19 academic year. The student body president, faculty senate president and staff senate president will also provide updates during the event. WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28 TIME: 1:30 […]

UWF recognized for excellence in diversity with 2018 HEED Award

For the third time, the University of West Florida has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. This national honor recognizes 96 colleges and universities across the nation that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. “This is an exciting and timely acknowledgment as we implement the 2018-2022 Diversity […]

Betsy Bowers

UWF names Betsy Bowers as vice president for finance and administration

University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders has appointed Betsy Bowers as vice president for finance and administration, effective Sept. 1. Bowers, who was named interim vice president for the division in September 2017, previously led UWF’s Internal Audit and Compliance Department. “Betsy has proven herself as a key member of UWF’s leadership team,” […]

UWF hosts STEAM public art installation exhibition

The University of West Florida is one step closer to installing permanent sculptures on the Pensacola campus as part of a presidential initiative to commission a landmark work of public art that embodies science, technology, engineering, art and math. The STEAM Public Art Exhibition, originating from one of the initiatives of the Reubin O’D. Askew […]

Cornelia "CeCe" Boone with her parents, Curtis and Lavonna Boone

University of West Florida memorial scholarship endowment to honor UWF alumna

The University of West Florida College of Education and Professional Studies recently received a $100,000 gift from Curtis and Lavona Boone to establish the CeCe Boone Memorial Endowment Scholarship. The endowment, which was created in memory of Cornelia “CeCe” Boone by her family, will fund scholarships for students who have graduated from a high school […]

UWF enhances nationally designated cybersecurity program with new degree

An established leader in cybersecurity education and research, the University of West Florida has added a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity this fall, enhancing its nationally designated program. UWF is the first university in Florida to offer a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National […]

UWF Move-In Day 2018

WHAT: Media are invited to join President Martha Saunders and University officials as they welcome new students to the University of West Florida during Move-In Day on Friday, Aug. 24. University administrators, including Saunders, will visit the residence halls while students move in. Volunteers from athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, student organizations and faculty and […]

Criminology and Criminal Justice instructor Dr. Richard Hough puts UWF on the map

UWF is making its mark at home and around the globe. Dr. Richard Hough, instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was named an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology for a two-year term beginning in 2018. He was also recently elected as the vice president of the Homicide Research Working […]

One Palafox Place’s History Hall opens with ribbon cutting ceremony

The University of West Florida celebrated the opening of History Hall at One Palafox Place with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 7. History Hall, a hallway in the recently revitalized Blount building, located at Garden and Palafox streets, features a mural wall of Pensacola’s storied past, adjacent to a History room with UWF […]

Opening ceremony for One Palafox Place and History Hall

WHAT: An opening ceremony for One Palafox Place and History Hall will celebrate the revitalization of the Brent and Blount buildings and invite community members to visit History Hall, which features UWF Historic Trust artifacts from the building and Pensacola’s past on public display. WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 TIME: 10 a.m. WHERE: The Breezeway […]

New leadership series for Pensacola community leaders

The University of West Florida is launching the Continuing Education Leadership Friday Series, held over the course of seven Fridays from Sept. 7, 2018, to April 12, 2019. In partnership with Dr. Athena du Pré, Distinguished University Professor in Communication and Dr. Jane Halonen, psychology professor, each 4-hour session will feature workshops covering two important […]

UWF announces inaugural Argo Athletic Band

This fall, fans can enjoy a more traditional atmosphere at University of West Florida football games with the addition of the inaugural Argo Athletic Band. The band will play in the stands at all UWF home football games. “Participants in the Argo Athletic Band will be part of a new university legacy and tradition. Students […]