Information Item # 3: Submitted by the Faculty Affairs Committee (2013-2014/Oct)
Nathaniel Glover Jr., President
of Edward Waters College Awarded an Honorary Degree
At its April 2013 meeting, the Faculty Affairs Committee recommended to President Delaney that an honorary doctorate be awarded to Edward Waters College President Nat Glover.
Nathaniel Glover, Jr., President of Edward Waters College, his contributions to the Jacksonville, Florida, community includes many distinctions across the fields of law enforcement, civic, and higher education. President Glover was the first African American Sheriff in Florida in more than one hundred years. As sheriff, he was noted for his accessibility to the community through numerous neighborhood walks, and for his direct communication and interaction with public.
President Glover has received numerous awards including the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award for his efforts to combat crime through community involvement, the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, and the Sally B. Mathis Award for Outstanding Community Service.
In 2006, President Glover began serving as Special Advisor to UNF President John Delaney. His role promoting higher education, college recruitment, and drop-out prevention evolved into building support for "The Jacksonville Commitment" initiative through which UNF, EWC, FSCJ, and JU guarantees the full cost of college to any low-income public high school graduate in Duval County who meets admission standards. On February 12, 2011, he was selected as the twenty-ninth president of Edward Waters College.
Awarding an Honorary Doctorate to Mr. Glover will give UNF the opportunity to honor his work as an inspiring leader in the Jacksonville community. It will also provide UNF the occasion to thank him publicly for his commitment to higher education.