UWF hosts 2018 State of the University Address

University of West Florida President Martha Saunders presented the 2018 State of the University address today, reflecting on the University’s biggest accomplishments over the last year and highlighting her vision for the future. Saunders opened the address by noting some of the top “adventures,” “treasures” and “heroes” of the 2017-18 academic year, beginning with the […]

President Saunders with the 2018 Top Scholar recipients

UWF welcomes second class of National Merit Finalists

The University of West Florida welcomed its second consecutive class of National Merit Finalists this fall, for a total of seven students enrolled to date. James Henderson, Mason Hutchinson, Fiama Mastrangelo and Joshua Wood were among approximately 15,000 students across the country to meet the requirements for Finalist standing, out of more than 1.6 million […]

UWF Department of Music presents Jazz Ensemble in concert

The University of West Florida Department of Music will present the Jazz Ensemble in concert on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in the Great Hall of the Commons, Building 22, on the UWF Pensacola Campus. The band will present the music of Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Kim Richmond, Chuck […]

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 […]

Tropical Storm Gordon

University officials are monitoring Tropical Storm Gordon. All UWF locations will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, effective midnight tonight. This includes all classes, events, campus activities and online courses. According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, Tropical Storm Gordon is currently projected to make landfall between Mobile, Ala. and […]

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 […]

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 […]