Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Tim Kinsella, Director for the UWF College of Business Center for Leadership.

UWF College of Business forms Center for Leadership, appoints retired Navy captain as director

The University of West Florida College of Business has hired retired U.S. Navy Capt. Tim Kinsella to create and direct its newly formed Center for Leadership, effective March 1. Kinsella is charged with building University-industry linkages for the Center as well as creating leadership development programs for the University and community.  “I am excited about […]

Dr. Sherry Hartnett, Director of the UWF Department of Commerce, and Bert Thornton, Entrepreneur in Residence, with thier new book "High-Impact Mentoring" on Nov. 4, 2021.

UWF faculty member, College of Business advisor co-publish mentoring book

Dr. Sherry Hartnett, director of the University of West Florida Executive Mentor Program and clinical professor of business, along with Bert Thornton, former president and COO of Waffle House and College of Business Advisory Council member, recently published a book titled, “High-Impact Mentoring: A Practical Guide to Creating Value in Other People’s Lives.” “We’ve never […]

UWF announces 2022 Women in Leadership Conference date, keynote speaker and ticket information

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host the eighth annual Women in Leadership Conference on March 11, 2022 at the UWF Conference Center on the University’s Pensacola Campus, as well as offered virtually. The conference will provide opportunities to hear from and connect with prominent women leaders who have […]

UWF College of Business inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class

The University of West Florida College of Business inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class on Friday, Nov. 12 at the UWF Conference Center as part of the Impact Weekend festivities. “Congratulations to the 10 distinguished inductees on this prestigious honor,” College of Business Dean Richard Fountain said. “Their extraordinary success in business is superseded […]

Dr. Tim O'Keefe, Dean Emeritus of the UWF College of Business.

University of West Florida names Dr. Tim O’Keefe Dean Emeritus of College of Business

The University of West Florida recently recognized Dr. Tim O’Keefe as Dean Emeritus in honor of his service to the UWF College of Business. During the past 23 years, as a professor of accounting, he has also served in the roles of dean, interim dean, associate dean and MBA program director. “It’s been an honor […]

Florida SBDC celebrates 45 years of service helping small businesses

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is celebrating 45 years of service helping small businesses grow and succeed. The network is sharing “45 Stories for 45 Years” using the hashtag #FloridaSBDC45 to share stories of small businesses, partners, and the greater community. “Our 45-year story is a testament to the hard work and commitment […]

The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola named David Apple and Olevia McNally as the 2019 recipients of the annual Ethics in Business Award during the 2019 Combined Rotary Luncheon at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola on Monday, May 6, 2019.

UWF College of Business calls for Ethics in Business nominations

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, is accepting nominations for the 2021 Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award. This is the 19th year the college and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola have sponsored the awards. “For almost 20 years, the Combined Rotary […]

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UWF to distribute $10 million in funding to businesses creating jobs in Northwest Florida

The University of West Florida is accepting applications for the Industry Resilience and Diversification Fund, a regional economic development program with the goal to distribute $10 million in funding to businesses seeking to create jobs in Northwest Florida. “UWF is honored to manage this program and the distribution of State of Florida economic development funds […]

UWF’s College of Business teaches hospitality and tourism knowledge and skills in free online course

The University of West Florida Global Hospitality and Tourism Department, housed in UWF’s College of Business, is offering a free self-paced online certificate course for anyone interested in pursuing or advancing their career in the hospitality and tourism industry. Leaders and experts on hospitality and tourism share their industry expertise in one of the few […]

Students in Argo Investments Program gain real-world experience with unique opportunity to manage UWF Foundation Funds

Students in the University of West Florida’s College of Business are engaging in experiential learning by managing a $1-million bond fund and $500,000 stock fund in two fund management courses this year. The fund courses have been offered since Summer 2019 at UWF, but this is the first semester real money is being managed. The […]

UWF Dr. Sherry Hartnett and UWF student DaCotah

College of Business moves Executive Mentor Program online, hosts speakers virtually

Known for helping College of Business students and members of the community connect with business leaders, the Executive Mentor Program continues to provide personal and professional development opportunities, now virtually. The program, housed in UWF’s College of Business, has guided more than 50 relationships between executive mentors and mentees through the COVID-19 pandemic. College of […]

Cody Verhulst

UWF alumnus capitalizes on unique career opportunity during COVID-19 pandemic

Cody Verhulst ’19 knows the value in taking advantage of every opportunity he’s given, even when it’s presented in the middle of a global pandemic. In college, it was accepting a graduate assistant position with the University of West Florida Department of Recreation, overseeing facility operations and special events on campus, which provided the financial […]