President Saunders' Blog
President Saunders shares how the University is launching the next generation of big thinkers who will change the world.
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.
Working to Make College AffordableFebruary 27, 2019 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
For good reason, most of us consider a college degree a valuable asset. Labor statistics repeatedly affirm that the earnings of individuals with bachelor degrees far outpace those without.
2018: A Year of No Limits for the University of West FloridaDecember 30, 2018 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
The support of this community contributed greatly to UWF’s success this year. Together with the backing of the UWF Board of Trustees and our direct support organizations, we are moving forward with undeniable grit. My pledge to you is continued momentum in 2019. On behalf of us all at UWF, thank you for sharing our journey.
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.”
Internships and Co-ops Provide Bridge to Student CareersDecember 2, 2018 | Martha D. Saunders, Ph.D.
In a few weeks, Pensacola Bay Center will be filled with families and friends celebrating with 2,000 students from the University of West Florida as they receive their college degrees. Some of these students will go on to complete another degree program, but most will be starting their careers.
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