Black PR Wire Power Profiler on Dr. Zachary Faison

Dr. Zachary Faison

A native of Atlanta, GA, Dr. Zachary Faison is a higher education executive administrator, attorney and the 30th President and CEO of Edward Waters College (now Edward Waters University) in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Faison holds the title of the youngest serving president and CEO of a historically Black college or university (HBCU). He was 37 years old when he was appointed in 2018 following a unanimous vote by the college’s board of trustees. 

This prolific higher educator leader graduated magna cum laude from Albany State University (ASU) with a Bachelor of Arts in English, where he was an ASU Presidential/Foundation Scholar, ASU Velma Fudge Grant University Honors Program Graduate, ASU National Merit Scholar Graduate, an inductee of the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society and upon graduation, was awarded for being the highest-ranking student in the University’s Department of English & Modern Languages. Dr. Faison attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate and was a member of the UGA School of Law Executive Moot Court Board and UGA Law Moot Court team. He completed his post-doctoral study at Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Educational Management. He was a Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute Fellow of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) & Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU).