UWF ranks top 10 in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public Schools – Regional South Rankings

The University of West Florida was ranked in the top 10 public institutions in the region by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2023 Best Colleges rankings on Sept. 12.  “These rankings reflect the world class faculty, supportive staff and robust programming we have here,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “At UWF, […]

UWF Haas Center to host national conference

The University of West Florida Haas Center will host researchers from across the nation at the 75th annual Association for University Business and Economic Research Fall Conference: Economic Resiliency from Coast to Coast, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach, Oct. 15 – 18, 2022. The conference will feature experts delivering practical information on the national economy […]

UWF students pass the College of Business on their way to class.

UWF to offer bachelor’s in human resources management in Fall 2022

Starting in Fall 2022, the University of West Florida will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management. The UWF Board of Trustees approved the new degree program during its quarterly meeting held in March 2022. The interdisciplinary program, to be housed in UWF’s College of Business, is an […]

Dr. Gregory Tomso

UWF announces Dr. Greg Tomso as VP for Academic Engagement and Student Affairs

The University of West Florida has named Dr. Greg Tomso as vice president for academic engagement and student affairs. Tomso previously served as interim vice president for the division since January 2022, as well as chief diversity officer. “Dr. Tomso has ably conducted the work of the division and I am pleased to appoint him […]

UWF faculty and several alumni assist with teaching and reading to children at the Children's Defense Fund Freedom School of the Central Gulf Coast on June 24, 2021 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Pensacola, Florida.

New UWF School of Education brings synergy and innovation to professional educators

University of West Florida’s new School of Education uses action and innovation to shape the future of professional educators. The new school launched on July 1, 2022. Professional educator roles vary from teachers, specialists and coaches to organizational administrators and curriculum designers. The UWF School of Education was developed to concert and optimize the variety […]

Cylea Lyrio Scholarship Fund benefits 10 UWF Latin American students

The Cylea Lyrio Scholarship Fund has been established to benefit Latin American students at the University of West Florida. Ten students from Brazil, Colombia and Honduras will receive the first awards for the Fall 2022 term. The fund, created by the family of Cylea Lyrio, provides need-based support to Latin American students who are enrolled […]

Dr. David Bellar, Dean of the Usha Kundu, MD College of Health.

University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health announces new dean

The University of West Florida Usha Kundu, MD College of Health is welcoming David M. Bellar as the new dean of the college. “Dr. Bellar is a highly accomplished scholar with many years of experience in health and health-related fields and we are pleased to have him join UWF,” said UWF Provost and Senior Vice […]

UWF students pose in their graduation regalia on the Pensacola campus on April 22, 2022.

UWF earns top spot in Board of Governors’ Metric 1 that measures success of graduates one year after graduation

The University of West Florida is No. 1 in the Florida State University System for Metric 1 of the Florida Board of Governors’ 2021-22 performance-based funding model. More than 72% of UWF bachelor’s graduates are employed or furthering their education one year after graduation. This is the second consecutive year UWF leads the Florida State […]

The UWF College of Business partnered with AMS Flight School in Milton to host an eight-week flight training program for ten students beginning on May 28, 2022.

University of West Florida College of Business hosts Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy

The University of West Florida’s College of Business is hosting the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy.  Eight high school and two college cadets from across the U.S. are attending the eight-week flight training program, which began on May 28. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn six college credits and complete […]

Drs. Muhammad, Fatema Rashid and family

Donors establish scholarship endowment for first generation and female students in STEM

Muhammad and Fatema Rashid established the Dr. Faeza Rashid Kazmier STEM Scholarship Endowment, which will benefit first generation in college and female students in UWF’s Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.  “STEM education cultivates problem-solving and critical thinking skills for creativity and innovation needed for the 21st century workforce,” said Muhammad and Fatema Rashid. […]

UWF psychology students furnish home for victims of sex trafficking

University of West Florida psychology students organized a supply drive during the spring term to help furnish Set Free Refuge, a transitional living home in south Santa Rosa County for young female victims of sex trafficking who are aging out of foster care. The endeavor was the result of a service learning project from Professor […]

Three UWF art and design student teams designed and installed a series of five sculptures for the College of Education and Professional Studies courtyard space in the spring of 2022.

UWF students bring art and innovation to the College of Education and Professional Studies

Three art and design student teams recently designed and installed a series of five sculptures for the College of Education and Professional Studies courtyard space. CEPS Dean William Crawley initiated the original project in 2019 with an invitation to create art for the CEPS central courtyard. After a successful first round of art that remained […]