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President Saunders' Viewpoints, Op-Eds and Podcast Interviews

Dr. Martha D. Saunders shares her insights as University President through viewpoints, op-eds and podcast interviews.


May 22, 2022 | Pensacola News Journal

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and an important time to shed light on the issue of mental health on college campuses. In my recent viewpoint with Pensacola News Journal, I discuss how UWF’s Counseling and Psychological Services has adapted to meet the evolving needs of #UWF students.

April 10, 2022 | Pensacola News Journal

There’s a lot of talk these days in higher ed circles about an anticipated demographic cliff headed our way. Universities nationwide expect up to a 15% drop in freshman prospects due to the decline in birth rate in the 2008 recession that lasted for years after.

February 6, 2022 | Pensacola News Journal

Probably the most cited reason for getting a college education is that it prepares one for life and a good-paying job. While I would argue that preparation for life involves much, much more than job training, the importance of career preparation is certainly a key component of the ultimate value of a degree.

December 25, 2021 | Pensacola News Journal

Indeed, this has been no ordinary year for UWF. Record enrollment, record gifts and national recognitions inspired us to reach for the remarkable.

November 20, 2021 | Pensacola News Journal

In this season of Thanksgiving, I'm grateful for the generosity of so many people who have provided scholarships for our students. I can think of no more impactful gift than helping young people complete their educational goals.

September 26, 2021 | Pensacola News Journal

When I am speaking with various groups about the needs of university students today, people are often shocked to hear that a top challenge for many is food insecurity.

August 24, 2021 | Pensacola News Journal

I am delighted that school has started! Now that UWF’s spirited learners have joined us for fall semester, some Argo-awesome activities are ready to make them feel right at home. We’re keeping health and safety top of mind because, let’s face it, the coronavirus hasn’t gone away.

June 6, 2021 | Pensacola News Journal

UWF’s 1,600-acre campus welcomes us every day to immerse ourselves in Florida’s natural beauty. We’ve been designated a Tree Campus Higher Education by the Arbor Day Foundation and our gorgeous camellia garden on campus has been listed on the National Camellia Trail.

February 27, 2021 | Pensacola News Journal

Florida has much to offer in the area of higher education. For three consecutive years, the State University System of Florida has earned the No. 1 ranking from U.S. News & World Report.

February 22, 2021 | University Business

Increased flexibility and better technology allow universities to be more accessible than ever before.

December 26, 2020 | Pensacola News Journal

When I look back on this most extraordinary year, I can’t help but marvel at all we achieved at The University of West Florida.

December 17, 2020 | UWF Newsroom

Yes, Mr. Dickens summed it up quite nicely; yet, when I look back on this most extraordinary year, I can’t help but marvel at all we achieved at The University of West Florida.

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