Presidential Search

Dr. Martha Saunders named sixth president of the University of West Florida.


The Board of Trustees announces the search for the 6th president of the University of West Florida and invites nominations, expressions of interest and applications for the distinctive position of University President.

The current transition in presidential leadership at UWF is being handled with care and purpose. On December 10, 2015, the Board of Trustees Chair Lewis Bear, Jr. named a Presidential Search Committee to assume the task of searching for a dynamic and competent individual to assume the leadership of the University of West Florida. Chairman Bear appointed BOT Vice Chair, Mort O’Sullivan to chair the 20-member committee.

It is ultimately the Board of Trustees’ responsibility to hire the new UWF president, however, a successful search process must include input from the Board and university constituents, namely the alumni, faculty, students, staff, community, administrators and other University supporters.

Please check this webpage often for updates and important announcements regarding the UWF Presidential Search.

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. has been selected to be the university’s search consultant. Greenwood/Asher is one of the nation’s and Florida’s leading executive search firms for higher education.

The Position
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UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities. The university offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success. There is also the opportunity to develop new partnerships throughout the northwest Florida region, and maximize the university’s role as a regional economic driver.

Download the UWF Presidential Prospectus

UWF Presidential Search

Bldg. 10 / Room 241
11000 University Parkway 
Pensacola, FL 32514 
850-474-2449
presidentialsearch@uwf.edu

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