UWF President Martha D. Saunders

UWF President Saunders’ contract extended through 2020 calendar year

After guiding the University of West Florida to three years of unprecedented success in the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding model, UWF President Martha D. Saunders was awarded a contract extension through the end of the 2020 calendar year. A Board of Governors’ regulation put in place in 2017 limits contract extensions or renewals […]

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UWF students land grant to develop app for Air Force

A team of University of West Florida students has been awarded a $25,000 grant to develop an app that will help the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field better gather and share information. The grant was awarded to UWF students Christian Kaman, Daryl Meade and Lloyd Mageo by the Small Business Innovation Research […]

UWF student using the UWF Guardian App

UWF launches personal safety app for students

This fall, the University of West Florida is launching UWF Guardian, a personal safety app that allows students rapid and proactive communication with the UWF Police Department and their safety network of family and friends. “UWF Guardian is a great safety tool that the University has just initiated,” said Marc Cossich, chief of the UWFPD. […]

Editorial cartoon by Andy Marlette

Pensacola Museum of Art to host “Them Damned Pictures: A Brief History of Editorial Cartoons” expressing freedom of speech

The University of West Florida’s Pensacola Museum of Art will host the exhibition, “Them Damned Pictures: A Brief History of Editorial Cartoons” featuring Andy Marlette, J. Earle Bowden and Ralph Dunagin which will be on display from Aug. 23 through Sept. 15. The museum will hold an opening reception for exhibition at 6 p.m. on […]

Nicole Gislason, interim assistant vice president of the UWF Haas Center with team members

UWF combines units, expands Haas Center

The University of West Florida announces the expansion of the UWF Haas Center in its mission to support communities with market research, workforce development and industrial innovation. The Office of Workforce and Industrial Innovation along with the Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory now operate as part of the Haas Center. The Haas Center is in its […]

Local professionals learning about cybersecurity concepts and ethics at the Center for Cybersecurity in downtown Pensacola

UWF Center for Cybersecurity launches Cybersecurity for All program to enhance workforce development

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is launching the Cybersecurity for All® program, an innovative program to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Courses and advanced certificates will be available for organizations and individuals starting in September. Cybersecurity job openings top 13,000 in Florida […]

UWf students on Move-In Day 2018

UWF Move-In Day 2019

WHAT: Media are invited to join President Martha D. Saunders and University officials as they welcome new students to the University of West Florida during Move-In Day. 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 staff groups will […]

Inaugural Director of the Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics Dr. Kristen Brent Venable at IHMC

UWF and IHMC announce inaugural director for Intelligent Systems and Robotics doctoral program

The University of West Florida and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition announce Dr. Kristen “Brent” Venable as the inaugural director of the Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Robotics program. UWF is partnering with IHMC for the program, which begins in Fall 2019. Venable will shape and direct the new program, hire faculty […]

UWF chemistry students working with equipment in a chemistry lab

UWF NIH-funded MARC Scholars Program earns five-year renewal, expansion

The University of West Florida has been renewed by the National Institutes of Health to support the Maximizing Access to Research Careers, or MARC Scholars Program. With an anticipated five-year budget of $1.44 million, the MARC Scholars Program was funded for eight scholars per year. The first five-year grant was awarded in 2014 and totaled […]

Four-year-old Jack Carroll receives the first modified vehicle from UWF’s ArgoTots program

UWF puts ArgoTots Program in motion, helping children with disabilities

A new program at the University of West Florida helps young children with physical disabilities move around independently. “ArgoTots” provides modified vehicles to young children who experience limited mobility. Students in UWF’s Enterprise program recently completed the first modified vehicle since the program’s inception. “Seeing the positive impact of the ‘Go Baby Go’ program, a […]

UWF Haas Center to host inaugural Fall Forum

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, chairman of Ridge Global LLC and the first U.S. Department of Homeland Security secretary, will be the keynote speaker when the Haas Center at the University of West Florida holds its inaugural Fall Forum. Ridge will share his thoughts about organizational resiliency and the importance of managing cyber risks in […]

UWF announces Dr. Kim LeDuff as VP for Academic Engagement and Student Affairs

The University of West Florida has named Dr. Kim LeDuff as vice president for academic engagement and student affairs. Dr. LeDuff previously served as the vice president for academic engagement and the interim vice president for student affairs before assuming the role of both. Dr. LeDuff’s commitment to diversity and inclusion has garnered the University […]