The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 16th, 2014
Faculty members at the University of West Florida and the
institution’s Board of Trustees are at odds over the performance of the
university’s president, Judith A. Bense, the Pensacola News Journal reported.
Last week the university’s Faculty Senate voted no confidence in Ms.
Bense’s leadership. Faculty members asserted that she had put the
university’s accreditation and state financing at risk by overseeing lax
admissions policies and that she had given priority to the university’s
football program over its academics. The university was one of three Florida colleges to have a portion of its state support withheld because of a low rating under the state’s performance-based financing model.