President Saunders' Blog
President Saunders shares how the University is launching the next generation of big thinkers who will change the world.
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.”
STEAM Art Installation Integrates Humanities and SciencesNovember 15, 2018 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
The Reubin O'D. Askew Institute of Multidisciplinary Studies increases the visibility of science, technology, engineering, art and math initiatives. One of the Institute’s initiatives is a call to artists for the production of public art with a STEAM emphasis that will be installed on UWF’s Pensacola campus.
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