Dr. Nathaniel Glover
President, Edward Waters College & former Sheriff of Jacksonville
Dr. Nathaniel (“Nat”) Glover made history in 1995 when he was elected as the first African-American sheriff in the state of Florida after serving on the force since 1966. He served for two terms, and is currently continuing his lifetime of service as the 29th President of Edward Waters College, a Historically Black College that is both his alma mater and Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning.
During Glover’s law enforcement career, he worked tirelessly for equity in the justice system and helped to create a safer city for our youngest citizens. He was also a devoted mentor, coach and role model who provided valuable service on numerous civic and nonprofit boards. In his first term as Sheriff, Glover donated $240,000 of his pension benefits to a college scholarship fund for low-income children in the Jacksonville community. He also participated in the White House Leadership Conference on Youth Drug Use and Violence.
Glover’s commitment to youth and education has continued throughout his career. He is a board member of – and helped develop — the New Town Success Zone, an initiative that provides a place-based continuum of service for residents of one of Jacksonville’s most challenged urban core neighborhoods. Garnering partnerships from throughout the community, the Success Zone provides everything from prenatal and well-baby care to college or post-secondary training for children and their families living in New Town, a neighborhood adjacent to EWC. Other child-related activities include board service for Tiger Academy, The Bridge of Northeast Florida and Take Stock in Children.
Dr. Glover and his wife Doris have two children, two grandsons and a granddaughter. Read his complete biography here.