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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.


July 23, 2022 | Pensacola News Journal

In 2017, UWF received a gift that perfectly reflects the hearts of two wonderful individuals – and the heart of the University of West Florida. Until now, the American Dream Scholarship Endowment donor has remained anonymous. Here is the rest of the story.

July 3, 2022 | Pensacola News Journal

The COVID-19 pandemic taught us the importance of the flow of goods, and what can happen when industries around the world shut down. Now, more than ever, supply chain professionals are essential to help companies solve important logistics and supply chain problems.

May 27, 2022 | SME Strategy & Leadership Podcast

Dr. Saunders talks with Anthony Taylor of SME Strategy about the importance of communicating your strategic plan properly.

May 26, 2022 | YouTube

Dr. Martha Saunders connects with Andrew Marotta on Education Leadership and Beyond. Andrew is an author and principal. They are both passionate about education and making an impact on the lives of students.

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.

April 5, 2022 | Women Worldwide Show Podcast

Dr. Martha Saunders connects with Deirdre Breakenridge on the Women Worldwide Show. She discusses what it’s like to be the president of a university, what sparks her passion each day and the hidden gem that is UWF.

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.

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