UWF receives 7th national excellence in diversity award

The University of West Florida has been awarded the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, Award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine for the fifth consecutive year and seventh time overall. “UWF is committed to promoting a culture of inclusive excellence on campus and in our greater community,” said UWF President Martha D. Saunders. […]

UWF named ‘Great College to Work For’ for tenth year

The University of West Florida was named a 2022 “Great College to Work For” for the tenth year, with special designation as an Honor Roll institution for the fourth straight year. Conducted annually, the Great Colleges to Work For survey collects data and highlights colleges that receive top ratings from their employees on workforce practices […]

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 steps up for the Northwest Florida Heart Walk

The University of West Florida and Northwest Florida communities came together in support of the American Heart Association as UWF hosted the 2022 Northwest Florida Heart Walk at the Pensacola campus on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Seventeen companies, 61 teams and 442 walkers raised more than $118,000 to fund life-saving research for the prevention and […]

UWF Argo Arrival welcomed new and returning students back to campus

The University of West Florida ushered in the 2022-2023 school year by welcoming new and returning students to campus during Argo Arrival activities. On-campus residence halls were filled to 100% capacity as approximately 1,500 students moved in Aug. 18-21. UWF athletes and student organizations were on-hand to welcome the students and provide some much-needed muscle […]

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 […]

Pensacola Museum of Art

UWF Pensacola Museum of Art receives highest national recognition  

The University of West Florida Pensacola Museum of Art has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded to the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, governments, funders, outside agencies and the museum-going public. The Pensacola Museum of Art was initially accredited in 2001. All museums […]

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 […]

The Art Gallery at UWF presents “In Between,” an Open Studio Summer Residency and Exhibition by Marzia Ransom

The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida, presents “In Between,” an open studio residency and exhibition by Marzia Ransom. The residency is ongoing throughout the summer and will include three public workshops to share her processes on July 15 and July 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TAG. The public is […]

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 […]