Martha Saunders

Director selected for new UWF AI doctorate program

Director selected for new UWF AI doctorate program

The University of West Florida (UWF) and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) have announced the appointment of 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 this fall.   Read the full article […]

UWF confers 100,000th degree

UWF confers 100,000th degree

The University of West Florida celebrated a significant milestone Saturday at the Fall 2018 Commencement, awarding the 100,000th degree since the institution opened in 1967. “Fifty-one years ago, UWF opened its doors and classes began,” President Martha Saunders said. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Fledgling University of West Florida band secures $50,000 gift

Fledgling University of West Florida band secures $50,000 gift

The University of West Florida (UWF) announced Nov. 27 a $50,000 gift to the Argo Athletic Band from The Russenberger Foundation. The donation is a significant step for the fledgling band, which began performing this year. Read the full article in the Dec. 6 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

Gulf Breeze grad awarded National Merit Finalist at UWF

Gulf Breeze grad awarded National Merit Finalist at UWF

The University of West Florida highlighted their 2018 incoming top scholars Sept. 25, paying a special shout out to the four 2018 National Merit Scholar Finalists enrolled this year. Only 15,000 of the more than 1.6 million juniors across the country who entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition were selected as Finalists. Read the […]

UWF repeats as No. 3 among state universities

UWF repeats as No. 3 among state universities

The Florida Board of Governors announced June 27 that the University of West Florida (UWF) placed as the third highest scored state university in Florida for the second year running. UWF earned the third-highest score in the system with 86 points out of 100 in the board’s performance-based model based on the 2017-18 academic year, […]

Levin gifts $8 million estate to UWF

Levin gifts $8 million estate to UWF

  In a historic donation, Pensacola-based attorney Fred Levin announced Friday the gift of his multimillion-dollar home and estate to the University of West Florida. The 7,500-square-foot waterfront home, located on Bayou Texar, is known as Timeless Tanglewood. The donation also includes much of the renovated home’s contents, including works of art and collectors’ items. […]

UWF funding campaign smashes $50 million goal

UWF funding campaign smashes $50 million goal

After 50 years, $50 million was just not enough. The University of West Florida celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a goal-smashing $64.4 million Capital Campaign, raised by almost 20,000 donors, including 55 planned gifts and nearly $18 million in scholarships. “We are truly grateful for the generosity of the community we serve, the alumni we […]

UWF soars to third place in state ranking

UWF soars to third place in state ranking

After ranking in the bottom three of state universities, the University of West Florida (UWF) has been named the third best performing university in the state based on rankings by the Florida Board of Governors and state-directed measurement. With that position comes roughly $20 million in additional performance-based funding. The measurement is based on a […]