The University of West Florida is comprised of five divisions, which manage the operations of the institution as well as its direct support organizations.
Division of Academic Affairs
The Division of Academic Affairs functions as the primary coordinating unit for academic programs and academic support operations. The division coordinates the allocation of instructional and research funds and other resources, works to improve the quality of instruction, correlates the evaluation of instructions, and establishes policy on faculty appointment, evaluation, promotion and tenure.
Division of Finance and Administration
The mission of the Division of Finance & Administration is to provide, develop and enhance essential internal services and operations of the University. In addition, the division is responsible for advancing an environment and infrastructure that welcomes and encourages external strategic partnerships. Finance and Adminstration houses the Budget & Financial Planning, Business & Auxiliary Services, Facilities Development & Operations, Financial Services, Human Resources, Procurement, and Environmental Health & Safety. The division is also responsible for oversight of UWF Business Enterprises, Inc., a direct support organization of the institution.
Division of Research and Strategic Innovation
The Division of Research and Strategic Innovation at the University of West Florida advances the state’s economy and strengthens its workforce by nurturing and applying innovative ideas in funded research, scholarship, business development, strategic partnerships and outreach. Our team of big-thinkers, business experts and storytellers strives to provide solutions that make a lasting, positive impact on the social, economic and technological landscape in the communities we serve.
Division of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for most of the non-academic components of the student experience at the University. Together, the units that comprise the division provide quality services, programs and facilities that enrich the educational experience of students. Departments within the division include Career Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Dean of Students, Educational Research Center for Child Development, Environmental Health and Safety, Housing and Residence Life, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreation and Sports Services, Student Affairs Planning and Assessment, Student Case Management Services, Student Disability Resource Center, Student Health Services, Student Retention Initiatives, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Transition Programs, Testing and Technology, University Commons and Student Involvement and the University Police Department and Wellness Services.
Division of University Advancement
The Division of University Advancement is responsible for University Marketing & Communications, Development, Alumni Relations and the UWF Foundation. In addition, the division houses the UWF Foundation, Inc. and UWF Historic Trust, which is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Northwest Florida; as well as the Pensacola Museum of Art. The division also oversees the efforts of WUWF Public Media, which creates, acquires and distributes audio and video content through broadcast, web and community outreach.