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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.


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.

November 2, 2020 | Pensacola News Journal

As college educators step up to our responsibilities for civic learning and engagement in a democracy, I offer the following two-word title for every lesson: Elections Matter!

October 30, 2020 | Pensacola News Journal

I am especially proud of the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as it marks the third consecutive year and fifth time overall that UWF has earned this prestigious recognition.

October 4, 2020 | Pensacola News Journal

There is no question in my mind that the University of West Florida is a great place to work, but it’s reassuring to have it confirmed by my fellow Argos. Once again this year, UWF is on the "Great Colleges to Work For" list, marking our eighth appearance.

September 22, 2020 | The EdUp Experience Podcast

On this episode of The EdUp Experience, Dr. Martha Saunders talks to us about how UWF has handled the higher education year of disruption, and she discusses how her team considered their reopening plan.

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