UWF’s Executive Mentor Program welcomes first class of students and mentors

The University of West Florida College of Business’s new Executive Mentor Program has matched its first class of 30 students with area business leaders who will serve as mentors to initiate networking and career opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. The list includes the following prominent business leaders: Pam Bilbrey, president of Bilbrey & Associates […]

University of West Florida Center on Aging presents ‘Post Election Analysis of Critical Aging Issues for the State of Florida’

The University of West Florida Center on Aging presents “Post Election Analysis of Critical Aging Issues for the State of Florida” by Dr. Larry Polivka on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the UWF Conference Center Auditorium. The presentation will explore discussions regarding long-term care, affordable health care and economic security for America’s […]

UWF Notice: Severe Weather Projected for Northwest Florida Area Tomorrow, Dec. 25

As a precautionary measure, the University of West Florida would like for all students, faculty and staff to be aware of the potential severe weather projected to occur tomorrow, Dec. 25 in the Northwest Florida area. The severe weather may include strong winds, hail and tornadoes.  For students who remain on campus during the winter break, you will be asked […]

UWF’s Master of Public Health online degree program ranked in the Top 20 for Best Online Master of Public Health Degree Programs

The University of West Florida (UWF) Master of Public Health online degree program was recently ranked in the Top 20 in the United States by TheBestSchools.org’s list of the Best Online Master of Public Health Degree Programs. The university’s program is offered through the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences. TheBestSchools.org selected the top online […]

UWF Business Enterprises, Inc. to release University Park & Northwest Development Project RFQ

University of West Florida Business Enterprises, Inc. (BEI) will release the University Park & Northwest Development Project Request for Qualifications (RFQ) tomorrow, Dec. 20, 2012. University Park is the central area of campus, which will potentially include facilities such as a new student union, additional housing facilities, a football stadium, a parking garage and more. Also included in […]

West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. announces new board leadership

West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. (WFHPI), a non-profit, direct support organization of the University of West Florida, met today to elect new board leadership. The Board of Directors unanimously voted to name Jerry L. Maygarden as chair, effective immediately. Maygarden has served on the WFHPI board since 2007. He follows J. Earle Bowden, one of […]

Fall 2012 Commencement showcases success of University of West Florida graduates

The University of West Florida held its Fall 2012 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Pensacola Bay Center. Senator Don Gaetz delivered the Commencement Address. A total of 998 bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate students received degrees. Each spring and fall, Commencement highlights UWF graduates whose success can be attributed […]

UWF Board of Trustees elects new officers and honors two retiring Trustees

Today, the University of West Florida Board of Trustees voted to name Trustee Lewis Bear, Jr. Chairman of the Board and Trustee Mort O’Sullivan vice chairman for the next two years, effective January 2013. Additionally, President Bense made a recommendation to the Board to name both current Chairman General Charles Horner, RET and Trustee J. […]

J. Earle Bowden retires as West Florida Historic Preservation Inc. board chairman, takes new position with WFPHI Board of Governors

West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc. (WFPHI), a non-profit, direct support organization of the University of West Florida, announces the retirement of board chairman J. Earle Bowden. Bowden, a longtime WFPHI board member, will now take on the position as chairman of WFHPI’s newly created Board of Governors. Bowden was active in the preservation movement in […]

UWF computer science students win first place in division at regional programming contest

Three University of West Florida computer science students recently took first place in their division at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Southeast USA Regional Intercollegiate Programming Contest at the UWF School of Science and Engineering. The “UWF Angry Pointers,” comprised of Breanna Garrett, Chris Terry and Joel Willoughby, placed first out of 59 teams […]

UWF Business Enterprises Inc. announces interim leadership

On Thursday, Dec. 6, the University of West Florida (UWF) Business Enterprises, Inc. (BEI) Board of Directors, in consultation with UWF President Judy Bense, named Dr. James (Jim) Barnett, interim CEO for UWF BEI, effective immediately. The board also voted to begin a search after the first of the year for a permanent executive officer. Barnett […]

UWF to host Grand Opening for Presidents Hall

The University of West Florida will celebrate the grand opening of Presidents Hall, the newest residence hall on campus, on Friday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will include a ribbon cutting dedication, followed by light refreshments and tours of Presidents Hall.  Presidents Hall opened its doors to students on Aug. 25. The suite-style […]