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Ex-USM president moving on to West Florida as provost

HATTIESBURG — Former University of Southern Mississippi president Martha Saunders has been hired for a provost position at the University of West Florida.

The Hattiesburg American reports Saunders is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs of the University of West Florida.

UWF is in Pensacola, Fla., and has about 13,000 students.

It’s the school where Saunders received her start as an administrator. She previously served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UWF.


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