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Company Overview of University Of West Florida

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University Of West Florida is a coeducational research institution. The university offers a range of degree programs including bachelors, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Its colleges offer instruction in Arts and Sciences, Business, and Professional Studies. University Of West Florida was founded in 1963 and is based in Pensacola, Florida. It has endowment assets worth $65 million.

11000 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL 32514-5732

United States

Founded in 1963



Key Executives for University Of West Florida

Director of Communications
Interim Vice President for University Advancement
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

University Of West Florida Key Developments

University Of West Florida Appoints Robert Sires to its Board of Trustees

Bay State Cable Ties announced that CEO and Founder Robert Sires has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the University of West Florida by Florida Governor Rick Scott. Sires succeeds Garrett Walton for a five-year term beginning March 24, 2016, and ending January 6, 2021. Sires currently also serves as a board member of both Unipharm Inc. and Roman Capital LLC. He received his bachelor's degree from Quinnipiac University.

University of West Florida Announces Steven Cunningham as Vice President for Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer

The University of West Florida announced that Dr. Steven Cunningham as vice president for administrative services and chief financial officer. Cunningham will report to executive vice president and provost, Dr. Martha Saunders, for the effective leadership, oversight and administration of all activities within the area of Administrative Services and will serve as Chief Financial Officer of the University and Chief Executive Officer of Business Enterprises Inc. The vice president works closely with the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors and serves as the University's senior administrative liaison to external groups and agencies on matters related to the administrative operations of the University. Most recently Cunningham served as the vice president of administration at Northern Illinois University.

University of West Florida Appoints Donovan Chau as New Executive Director to Lead Innovation Coast

University Of West Florida announced that Innovation Coast has named Dr. Donovan Chau, associate director of the University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement, its new executive director. In his new role with Innovation Coast, Chau will promote a culture of mutual success through partnership and information-sharing among companies in the Northwest Florida technology and knowledge-based sectors. Chau also will work to raise public awareness of Innovation Coast activities and achievements. Chau has served with UWF OEDE since August 2014.

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