University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders reflected on a year of extraordinary accomplishments before turning her attention to “big goals” during her 2019 State of the University address on Sept. 27.

UWF President Saunders’ contract extended through 2021 calendar year

President Martha D. Saunders will remain at the helm of the University of West Florida for another year after being awarded a contract extension through the end of the 2021 calendar year. A Board of Governors’ regulation limits contract extensions or renewals for presidents of academic institutions to one year after the initial three-year agreement. […]

Haas Center develops online dashboard with economic indicators in Escambia and surrounding counties

The Haas Center at the University of West Florida has developed an online market indicators dashboard that provides easy, quick and simple navigation for a look at county-by-county statistics. The dashboard includes tabs for tourism rates, real estate transactions, employment/unemployment rates and sales and tax collections in Northwest Florida and South Alabama counties. “The dashboard […]

UWF awarded $6 million grant to lead national cybersecurity workforce development program

The University of West Florida will lead a coalition of 10 institutions designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity in establishing a program to address the critical national shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. The National Security Agency selected UWF to oversee the program, which will launch in the spring and […]

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UWF study identifies US counties with high rates of COVID-19

A research team from the University of West Florida’s Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering has identified geographical areas of unusually high rates of COVID-19 infections and mortality. Their surveillance study locates COVID “hot spots” across the country through September. In spring, Dr. Raid Amin, a distinguished university professor in the Department of Mathematics […]

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