Dr. Lanita R. Holsey
Victor D. Chrispin, Jr
Office Phone: 904-470-8955
Cell Phone: 904-720-7248
Dr. Lanita R. Holsey
Victor D. Chrispin, Jr
Office Phone: 904-470-8955
Cell Phone: 904-720-7248
The Edward Waters College Student Government Association is founded on providing a cohesive and unified voice for the student body of EWC. Our role is to advance EWC’s Mission and Vision by fulfilling the Goals of SGA through communicating the needs of students to the University’s administration and the local, state, and federal government.
Student Union Building
M-F: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
“If there is anything more reprehensible than the practice of discriminiation upon a people because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, it is for the people discriminated against to accept it without protest or resistance. It is an evidence of an utter lack of self-respect, the most priceless possession an individual or group can have, without which there can be no human dignity.”
– A. Philip Randolph, 1959
Asa Philip Randolph was a groundbreaking leader, organizer, and social activist who championed equitable labor rights for African American communities, becoming one of the most impactful civil rights and social justice leaders of the 20th century. His activism spanned 60 years, and included the organization of the largest labor union for Black workers in the United States and the coordination of two Marches on Washington (1941 and 1963).
Randolph spent the formative years of his early life in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born on April 15, 1889, in Crescent City, Florida, to an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, the Rev. James William Randolph, and his wife, Elizabeth Robinson Randolph. In 1891, when he was three years old, his family moved to Jacksonville. He attended Edward Waters College (a Historically Black College founded in 1866) from ages fourteen to sixteen before transferring to the Cookman Institute (a Historically Black educational institute founded in 1872 and located in Jacksonville), from which he graduated as valedictorian in 1907.
In 1911, recognizing the constraints that racial segregation placed on his life in his native Florida, Randolph left Jacksonville for New York City. Initially he hoped for a life on the stage but redirected his talents to issues of fairness and equity in employment and civic life. During World War I, Randolph faced formidable odds as he worked to unionize African American shipyard workers and elevator operators. During this time, along with his friend and collaborator Chandler Owen, Randolph edited and published the Messenger magazine between 1917 and 1925, during which it served as a promotional vehicle for the Harlem Renaissance.
Randolph’s career as a labor leader took a new turn when he became the first president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925, which by 1937 would become the first official African American labor union. After his victories in the arena of organized labor, in the 1940s, Randolph focused his attention on the larger goal of ending racial discrimination in government defense factories and desegregating the armed forces, both accomplished through presidential decrees. Becoming involved in additional civil rights work, he was a principal organizer of the proposed March on Washington in 1941, and the more famous 1963 March on Washington during which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.
On May 16, 1979, at age 90, Mr. Randolph passed away. He was cremated, and his ashes were interred at the A. Philip Randolph Institute in Washington, D.C.
There are several sites in Jacksonville that pay tribute to the legacy of A. Philip Randolph. He is the namesake of the A. Philip Randolph Academies of Technology, A. Philip Randolph Boulevard (formerly Florida Avenue), and the adjoining A. Philip Randolph Park on Jacksonville’s east side.
Phase One Instructions
In accordance with the advisement of the State of Florida and the City of Jacksonville authorities, EWC Administration has scheduled EWC staff the phased return to normal on-campus operations, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Monday, July 6, 2020. EWC faculty will return to campus on August 6, 2020.
As we transition back to campus, we ask for your patience, understanding, adaptability and flexibility, as this is a new experience for us all. It is imperative that all faculty, staff and students actively commit to adhering to the new processes that will be implemented to ensure the safety and wellbeing for one another, our families and our communities. It starts with each one of us and I believe together as a team we can rise to the challenge.
Consideration will be given for the implementation of alternative work arrangements for those employees who fall within the following parameters. These self-identified individuals are asked to contact the Office of Human Resources as soon as possible via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions:
As previously communicated, EWC is continuing to adhere to all recommended regulations and guidelines from government authorities related to the containment of COVID-19. As an attempt to ensure safety, we will be distributing personal protection equipment (PPE) along with cleaning/sanitization supplies to all faculty and staff for the purpose of minimizing cross-contamination and maintaining individual work space in between Sodexo scheduled cleaning protocols. Laptops and webcams will also be assigned to support on-campus virtual meetings during this process. Employees are required to wear their ID badges and should contact the IT Helpdesk via email@example.com obtain an ID badge prior to July 6, 2020. All employees are required to properly wear the face mask provided by EWC or pre-approved face masks covering the nose and mouth when on campus. Masks are not required when the employee is in the office alone.
ALL employees are asked to respect this process. Employees resistant to complying with wearing face masks and all other precautionary protocols will be sent home. We have proactively implemented several preventative measures outlined below.
Preventative measures currently in place include:
To reduce your risk of infection: Always wear provided masks unless you are in your office space alone. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Please refrain from gathering in groups. Please continue to practice appropriate social distancing, 6 feet.
Employee Travel: Travel for faculty and staff is suspended indefinitely, with exceptions authorized by the President & CEO only.
Travel: If any faculty or staff have traveled to any areas (nationally or internationally) where cases have been reported, please immediately notify the College of such. If exposed to the virus, we are asking those individuals to self-isolate as recommended by the CDC, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department.
Meetings: Staff and other meetings should be conducted by phone or video conference per the advisement of the area Vice President.
Classes: As of now, EWC requires all summer courses are to be delivered online. As such, students and faculty will remain off-campus.
Lunch: When leaving campus for lunch, please remain mindful of social distancing, proper hygiene and the risks of contracting COVID-19.
The safety and well-being of EWC students, faculty and staff members is our top priority. We are closely monitoring guidance by the CDC, World Health Organization and other public health authorities, taking proper health precautions where warranted. We are also encouraging the college community to take any signs of illness seriously and seek medical attention as needed.
Guidelines for Suspected Illness and When to Stay/Go Home:
To protect EWC from COVID-19 while ensuring continuity of operations, all sick employees should stay home and away from the workplace, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene should be encouraged, and routine cleaning of commonly touched surfaces should be performed regularly.
In the next coming weeks, you will be receiving an influx of information to guide us through this process. We ask that you please utilize it as requested. Please check periodically for updates and information via the College website at www.ewc.edu, campus email, and the College’s social media outlets, as these are the primary means of communication. Further, you may also follow updates from the local news affiliates.
The Edward Waters College administration thanks you for all you are doing to respond to the coronavirus. We will continue to reassess our practices based on developments and will advise you of any changes. Additionally, we encourage all of you to reach out to your immediate supervisor with any questions that may arise. Understandably, this is a time of uncertainty and stress; however, we appreciate your commitment to EWC in the face of these unprecedented challenges.
As we transition on Monday, March 23, 2020 to an “Interim Remote Work Period” via a teleworkmodality during this COVID-19 outbreak, we want to ensure that the intentions and expectations of performance and productivity are clearly communicated to all faculty and staff of Edward Waters College (EWC). Working from home does not constitute time-off or a relaxed work ethic. Rather, Telework is executing the same work obligations, but in an alternative location.
Remote working is most efficient when employees and supervisors communicate, plan and respond. Therefore, employees approved to work remotely from home on a temporary basis must:
Please understand that as you work from home, consistent communication is critical as email and telecommunication will be the only lifelines between internal and external constituents. Failure to timely respond to directives from your supervisor and/or job related requests for support from students, faculty, staff, and outside business partners and constituencies may constitute non-compliance and result in the use of vacation time. Therefore, ensure your availability and conduct yourself as if present in your on-campus office.
Employees approved to telecommute must have the following items to ensure appropriate functioning of remote work environments include:
Specific details will be emailed by Mr. David Simfukwe, Director of Information Technology
& Telecommunications regarding directions on call forwarding and remote access to campus. Faculty and staff can also contact the IT Help Desk at 904-470-8179, or their immediate supervisor for area related questions and issues.
Please contact the Office of Human Resources for additional questions and/or clarity regarding the Interim Remote Work Report via email at HumanResources@ewc.edu or call 904-470-8237 or 904-470-8230.
Starting September 7, 2021 from 10:00am-1:00pm and occurring the first week of every month EWU students can walk-in &/or make an appointment to secure a time slot for the various workshops offered:
BE EDUCATED. BE EMPOWERED. RESERVE YOUR SPACE!
August 31, 2019 07:00:00 PM
The Edward Waters College Emergency Management Team continues to closely monitor Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to be a Category 4 hurricane upon landfall in Florida.
Due to the easterly trajectory of the storm and its current speed, it has been determined that movement of the remaining on-campus students from their residence halls to the JWJ facility will not occur until further notice. Cafeteria hours will operate regular weekend hours on Sunday, September 1st and adjusted hours for Monday, September 2nd. Brunch will be from 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. and dinner will be from 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Be advised, you will receive official communication from the College via email, social media, the EWC Website, and Tiger Alert throughout the duration of the storm. We will continue to monitor weather conditions and update you accordingly.
The Mission of Residence Life and Housing is to provide a living learning experience that that supports all residential EWC students. We strive to create a safe wholesome living and learning environment that is conducive to the overall development of our students that aids in their academic success, leadership development, positive decision making and responsible citizenship. Services are provided to our students in a friendly, courteous and efficient manner which helps to promote academic success.
Mr. Quentin McBeth
Assistant Director of Housing Operations
August 16, 2019
*All incoming Freshmen students are mandated to be in attendance for this occasion. Freshmen female attire is black skirts and white blouse. Male Freshmen attire is black dress pants, white collar shirt and neck tie.
Jacksonville, Fla. – Edward Waters College is proud to announce that the Department of Business Administration has been granted the highly esteemed International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) accreditation — a nationally and internationally based accreditation. The Department initiated a relationship with IACBE through membership status. Over the years, the EWC Department of Business Administration has proven itself worthy of this highly sought after status.
“The Department of Business Administration strives to prepare our students for responsible positions in business, industrial, and government entities. This accreditation signifies that we are training our students beyond the basic standards. In addition, we are training our students to be confident, competent, ethical, and responsible business managers and leaders in the today’s society,” said Dr. Francis Ikeokwu, chair of the business department at Edward Waters College. “We will continue to apply our students and push them as they develop and graduate from our program and the College.”
According to their Web site, the IACBE’s accreditation principles are designed to promote and stimulate excellence in business education, and each accreditation principle is linked to one or more characteristics of excellence in business education. IACBE accreditation signifies that the business curriculum and co-curricular experiences provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in business and industry. For more information on IACBE visit http://www.iacbe.org.
Edward Waters College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
For a listing of accredited programs, click here.