Education

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA, PENSACOLA

UWF enrolls 13,000 students and employs 3,000. Saunders started her career at UWF in 1984 as a faculty member in the communications department. She left UWF to become president at two other universities before returning in 2013 as provost and executive vice president. She’s been president since 2017. Saunders has been the first woman in every leadership position she’s held in higher education, until now.

EDUCATION University of Southern Mississippi (BA), University of Georgia (MA), Florida State University (Ph.D.)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I won the state typing championship my junior year of high school.
FLORIDA LOVE The abundance and variety of locally caught fresh seafood
WOULD CHANGE Take salmon off every restaurant menu
READING Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

ALEXANDER N. CARTWRIGHT

University of Central Florida

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GARY CHARTRAND

Children's Movement

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

Gregory Adam Haile

Broward College

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan North America

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

MADELINE PUMARIEGA

Miami Dade College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

Richard Weissman

The Learning Experience