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

The University of West Florida was ranked in the top 20 public institutions in the region by U.S. News & World Report, which released its 2022 Best Colleges rankings on Sept. 13. “These rankings reflect the world class faculty, supportive staff and robust programming we have here,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. “At UWF, […]

Couple’s love of music honored through gift in excess of $8.5 million to UWF

A historic gift to the University of West Florida from the late Dr. Herman and Valerie Rolfs through their estate will provide significant scholarships and resources for music students annually. The total value of the donation, which created the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music, and includes an Imperial Bösendorfer piano, is valued over $8.5 […]

UWF announces deputy chief diversity officer and title IX coordinator

The University of West Florida has named Kendra Riley as its deputy chief diversity officer and Title IX coordinator. In this role, Riley will be responsible for overseeing the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other laws and rules relating to discrimination based on sex or gender. The DCDO […]

University of West Florida and Miami Dade College Partner to Enhance Cybersecurity Workforce Development

The University of West Florida and Miami Dade College announced a partnership that aims to expand cybersecurity workforce development in Florida, signing a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, August 31, at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. “The power of higher education is found in collaborative partnerships between world-class institutions,” said UWF President Martha D. […]

UWF cybersecurity program achieves prestigious ABET accreditation and CAE-CD re-designation

The University of West Florida Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program recently achieved accreditation from the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The accreditation is retroactive from Oct. 1, 2019 through September 2025, aligning it with the University’s […]

UWF’s Chemistry Scholars Program receives 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM award

The University of West Florida’s Chemistry Scholars Program was awarded the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The recognition honors institutions that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM. “We are honored that our Chemistry Scholars Program […]

Media invited to UWF Move-In

WHAT: Media are invited to join UWF President Martha D. Saunders and University officials as they welcome students to the University of West Florida during move-in week. University administrators, including Saunders, will visit the residence halls at noon, while students move into the residence halls. Face coverings are expected to be worn. WHEN: Friday, Aug. […]

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 […]

UWF Historic Trust opens 9/11 exhibit ahead of 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks

An exhibit honoring victims lost and others impacted by the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display on the second floor of the Pensacola Museum of History. The University of West Florida Historic Trust curated the exhibit, 9/11 Remembered, which runs through January 2022, with items on loan from the 9/11 Memorial & […]

Board of Governors confirms new UWF Trustee

The Florida Board of Governors recently announced the appointment of William “Paul” Bowers to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees. His term began June 23, 2021 and will conclude January 6, 2026. “Paul Bowers’ experience and wealth of knowledge make him an excellent asset to the UWF Board of Trustees,” said UWF President […]

UWF students pose in their graduation regalia on the Pensacola campus on Apr. 21, 2021.

UWF leads state in percentage of bachelor’s graduates employed in Florida Board of Governors performance metrics

The University of West Florida is No. 1 in the Florida State University System for Metric 1 of the Florida Board of Governors’ 2020-21 performance-based funding model. More than 79% of UWF bachelor’s graduates are employed or furthering their education one year after graduation. “Success in this metric is a testament to our hard-working students, […]

Process photos and final images of UWF resident artist Marzia Ransom's Black Lives Matter mural.

UWF students collaborate on Black Lives Matter mural project

The Kugelman Honors Program at the University of West Florida provided a group of students the opportunity to create history in the form of a public mural. Fifteen highly motivated and passionate students were selected to create the piece of art that serves as a collective response to the Black Lives Matter movement. The final […]