The University of West Florida is comprised of five divisions, which manage the operations of the institution as well as its direct support organizations.
President, Dr. Judy Bense
Vice President and Chief of Staff, Dr. Kim Brown
The President’s Division facilitates the needs of the 13-member UWF Board of Trustees as well as houses the Government Relations and Human Resources departments. In addition, this division is responsible for the Office of Economic Development and Engagement, the Florida Small Business Development Center and the Haas Center for Business Research and Development. The Office of the General Counsel and Internal Auditing & Management Consulting operate independently within the Division. Read more...
Academic Affairs Division
Provost and Vice President, Dr. Martha Saunders
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. Read more...
Business, Finance & Facilities Division
Vice President, Dr. Susan Stephenson
The mission of the Division of Business, Finance & Facilities 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. Business, Finance and Facilities houses the Budget & Financial Planning, Business & Auxiliary Services, Facilities Development & Operations, Financial Services (including Procurement, and Business & Property Development units. The division is also responsible for oversight of UWF Business Enterprises, Inc., a direct support organization of the institution. Read more...
Student Affairs Division
Vice President, Dr. Kevin Bailey
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. Read more...
University Advancement Division
Vice President, Dr. Brendan Kelly
The Division of Advancement is responsible for the University Marketing & Communications, Development and Alumni Relations departments within the university. In addition, the division houses the UWF Foundation, Inc., whose current endowment investment pool exceeds $60 million; and UWF Historic Trust (formerly West Florida Historic Preservation, Inc.), which is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of Northwest Florida. 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. Read more...