Office of the President


Welcome to the University of West Florida!

Presidential Search Update

UWF Board of Trustees selects Martha Saunders to be sixth president of the University of West Florida.

President Bense with Argie at the 2012 State of the University BBQ

Why do people choose to earn their degree at UWF? Because we have earned a reputation for award-winning programs, an emphasis on experiential learning, career-launching internships, nationally ranked NCAA Division II athletics, modern labs, housing and recreational facilities . . . All in a friendly atmosphere, on a beautiful campus, at an affordable price.

In its first 40 years, UWF has served more than 100,000 students from all over the world and currently enrolls more than 13,000 students in its College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, College of BusinessCollege of Education and Professional Studies, College of Health, and the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. UWF has conferred more than 60,000 bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.

UWF's major research centers have earned national and international reputations. The Archaeology Institute offers a unique marine archaeology program where students can explore historic shipwrecks and a terrestrial archaeology program where students can discover the remains of America's first settlements by Europeans. The Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation continues to conduct invaluable research into the health of Northwest Florida's natural resources. Many local businesses and organizations benefit from work done through the Small Business Development Center. The Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development is relied upon to provide economic impact studies for government and industry.

As you can see, UWF provides a truly unique educational environment. Every day our faculty, staff and students celebrate the discovery, dissemination, continuation and application of knowledge. We believe that education is a path to success and a vital contributor to the quality of life.

I invite you to explore our campuses and to personally visit them, forming a vision of UWF for yourself. We hope to see you or hear from you soon. Come to UWF and take the next step for your future!

Judy Bense

President, University of West Florida

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Reflections of Our Success

Celebrate our successes from 2008 to 2012, and look into the future of UWF and the new strategic plan. 

Reflections of Our Success