President Saunders' Blog
President Saunders shares how the University is launching the next generation of big thinkers who will change the world.
Awarded for excellence: UWF proudly honored by US News & World ReportNovember 20, 2019 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
We have reveled in the high marks U.S. News & World Report awarded the University of West Florida in this year’s rankings. Here's what this means for students, faculty, staff and supporters who share in our success.
Only Woman in the RoomNovember 1, 2019 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
Students often ask me if I thought about being a university president when I was in college. My answer is always the same. No, I never thought about being a university president because when I was in college women weren’t presidents of anything!
Among the PinesJune 24, 2019 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
At UWF, we are fortunate to have a glorious, 1,600-acre campus of natural grandeur, bordered by two rivers and a coastal bay. Abounding in natural beauty and offering ample space to grow, there is truly no limit for what we can accomplish at UWF.
Women in STEMApril 30, 2019 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
STEM professionals earn 30 to 35 percent more than their peers in non-STEM jobs. Despite these numbers, women, who average more than 60 percent of most public university student populations, make up only about one-third of the world’s STEM graduates; and only 24 percent of workers in STEM are women.
The Best and Brightest Choose UWFDecember 4, 2018 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
They’re among the best and the brightest in the nation, and they’re brand new to campus. I recently had the pleasure of meeting a group of first-year students who are not your average freshmen. These nine young adults are an elite bunch known as UWF’s “Top Scholars.”
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