Women in Leadership Conference returns to UWF on March 3, 2017

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host its annual Women in Leadership conference on Friday, March 3, 2017, from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center and Auditorium, Building 22, on the Pensacola Campus. Registration will be open starting on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Entering its […]

Bense named President Emeritus by University of West Florida Trustees

Today, the University of West Florida Board of Trustees named Dr. Judith Bense President Emeritus, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Bense will retire as president on Dec. 31, 2016. President Emeritus is an honorary designation reserved for university presidents who have made exceptional contributions to the institution. The board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution. “Judy […]

UWF expands Textbook Affordability Program to remove financial barriers for students

The University of West Florida recently expanded its Textbook Affordability Program after a successful pilot launch. The program, implemented by the Office of the Provost and the John C. Pace Library, aims to reduce student costs by ensuring access to course-required print textbooks. “It is important for institutional units to contribute to student success,” said Robert Dugan, […]

UWF to host human capital consultant, former higher education executive for lecture on women and leadership

The University of West Florida Division of Student Affairs, Office of Equity and Diversity, Women’s Leadership Initiatives and University College have partnered to host Dr. Frances Lucas, president of Frances Lucas Consulting, as she presents, “Lessons Learned: One Woman’s Leadership Journey in Higher Education.” The lecture will take place on May 10, 2016, from 3 […]

UWF students two of 13 nationwide selected to receive endowed scholarship from the American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Two University of West Florida seniors, Pristine Kirkconnell (left) and Chiena Whitt (below), were recently selected to receive endowed scholarships from the American Chemical Society Scholars Program, an honor bestowed to only 13 students nationwide. The ACS Scholars Program is observing its 20th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the society began raising funds to endow […]

UWF President hosts 2015 State of the University Address

University of West Florida President Judith Bense presented the 2015 State of the University address today, providing an update on the University’s recent accomplishments, as well as priorities and initiatives for the 2015-16 academic year. Bense began her address with a recap of University accomplishments from the 2014-15 year, including the prestigious 2015 Community Engagement […]

UWF receives $1.46 million federal grant for student support services program

The University of West Florida’s 21st Century Scholars program in the Office of Equity, Diversity and International Affairs was awarded a $1.46 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the TRiO Student Support Services program. The five-year grant will support staff and resources that will help eligible students achieve a high level […]

UWF Army ROTC student named Honor Graduate at Basic Airborne Course

Cadet Hakeem Douglas, a student in the University of West Florida Army ROTC program, was named Honor Graduate at a Basic Airborne Course in Fort Benning, Georgia. The course took place from June 24 through July 17, and Douglas was selected as best in class in a group of more than 400 soldiers and cadets. […]

UWF libraries recognized by national information literacy database

A committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries recently recognized the University of West Florida’s John C. Pace Library for a large-scale information literacy tutorial project that will now be included in its national “Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online” (PRIMO) database. Made possible with funding from a 2013 Pace Academic Development Award, the tutorials […]

UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center awards scholarships to seven students

The University of West Florida Military and Veterans Resource Center awarded scholarships to seven students who are military veterans or dependents of active or retired military at the center’s annual scholarship luncheon held on Wednesday, July 29. The Brig. Gen. and Mrs. Michael Ferguson Scholarship Endowment, Buzz and Larue Ambersley Memorial Scholarship and the Navy […]

UWF develops second nursing cohort to meet workforce demand

The University of West Florida has approved the development of a second cohort for pre-licensure BSN nursing students to meet the increasing needs of the local workforce. The new cohort, set to begin in Spring 2016, is expected to add 30 to 40 nursing students to the first cohort’s average of 60 students admitted each […]

UWF to offer new degree program in supply chain logistics management

Students at the University of West Florida will soon have the opportunity to earn a degree in Supply Chain Logistics Management as the department of marketing and economics prepares to offer high quality and highly practical logistics courses that produce skills desired by industry managers making new-hire decisions. Although the University has offered various logistics […]