UWF provost and executive vice president selected for the distinguished Fulbright International Education Administrators Program
Dr. Martha Saunders, provost and executive vice president at the University of West Florida, has been selected for The Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in France, a bilateral program of educational exchange between the United States and France. The program will take place in October.
“I’m truly honored to have been selected for a Fulbright,” said Saunders. “I hope to use the experience to build on UWF’s successful international programs of study. These opportunities have transformative value for our students.”
The Fulbright program is part of an educational exchange between the United States and France. The Board of Foreign Scholarships and the Franco-American Commission have attributed this award under the auspices of the Fulbright-Hays Act. The program is financed by both governments and administered by the Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange.
The program’s overarching objective is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of France through the cooperation and collaboration among students, teachers and research scholars of both countries.
Saunders has extensive and highly successful experience in academic leadership, including serving as President of the University of Southern Mississippi from 2007-2012 and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. She received a doctorate in Communication Theory & Research from Florida State University, a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Southern Mississippi.