President’s Corner

Senator Audrey Gibson presents check for 3.9 million dollars to Dr. Glover for Edward Waters College.
Senator Audrey Gibson presents check for 3.9 million dollars to Dr. Glover for Edward Waters College.

As the 29th President of Edward Waters College, it is my mission to ensure our students are treated as the number one priority, and are provided a college experience rich in academic, cultural and spiritual values. With this approach, we believe our students will have numerous opportunities to grow and develop into future leaders of the world.  

Edward Waters College 2015-2020 Strategic PlanEducation is essential in today’s global society, and should be viewed as a valuable asset to acquire. This is the approach my colleagues and I follow each day when making decisions that impact our College community. We strive to provide unique, beneficial tools to our students to enrich their overall college experience, and to ensure they are well equipped to enter the workforce. We are training the next generation of global leaders whose legacy will resonate throughout the halls of EWC for years to come.

Whether you are a parent, student or member of the community, Edward Waters College welcomes you as part of our family. I am proud to be a Tiger, and I hope that you are ready to “rise” with us as we transform Edward Waters College into an internationally renowned institution of higher learning.  

Edward Waters College is indeed on the RISE!

Nathaniel Glover, Jr.


Photo of Nathanial Glover, President of Edward Waters College
Dr. Nathaniel Glover, President
Edward Waters College


On April 11, 1995, Nathaniel Glover, Jr. made history by being elected as the first African American sheriff in Florida in more than 100 years. Sheriff Glover served for two terms and retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on June 30, 2003.

He graduated from Edward Waters College with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science before receiving his Master of Education from the University of North Florida. He is a graduate of the 130th Session of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the 1989 class of Leadership Jacksonville. In 1995, Edward Waters College presented Sheriff Glover with an Honorary Doctorate of Law.

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