Dean Glenda Baskin Glover named Tennessee State University’s eighth president

UPDATE: Glenda Glover, Jackson State University College of Business dean, was unanimously chosen to serve as president of Tennessee State University on Nov. 27.

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University congratulates College of Business Dean Glenda Baskin Glover on being recommended to serve as president of Tennessee State University.

“Dr. Glover has been an invaluable asset to Jackson State University, not only exemplifying excellence in her field, but inspiring that same excellence in our students, faculty and staff,” said Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers. “Tennessee State University will be fortunate to have her at its helm.”

As a certified public accountant, attorney and professor, Glover’s background served Jackson State University well. Highlights of her 18 years at Jackson State include obtaining the university’s first endowed chair, leading a successful $5 million fundraising initiative, spearheading the implementation of online learning programs, developing a cost reduction plan and implementing internal fiscal accountability measures.

A 1974 Tennessee State University alumna, Glover holds a bachelor’s degree in math, a master’s degree in business administration from Clark Atlanta University, a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a doctorate from George Washington University in business economics and policy.

– JSU –

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70 thoughts on “Dean Glenda Baskin Glover named Tennessee State University’s eighth president

  1. the NEW interim Dean has Zero peer reviewed articles as a FIRST author over the last 5-10 years. He is unfair to (non black faculty, most of them left) and put the knife in the faculty back to get a move from the faculty senate to interim Dean.
    we need a real researcher. who is fair to all. the PhD program is ranked very low in the nation.

  2. Congratulations Dr. Glover on this monumental milestone in your God Blessed career. I have always seen you as a bright and shining star. All the best to you.

  3. Dr. Glover, Congratulations!!! I know you will do an excellent job in your new positon as president of TSU. – Mary K. Cross

  4. Congratulations, Dr. G.B. Glover on being selected as the President of TSU! It has been a pleasure meeting you and thanks for all the words of encouragement you have ever given me. You will be truly missed!

  5. Congratulations, Dr. Glover. I am a doctoral candidate at TSU in Education Administration and Superivision. I am so excited that a real “Tiger” was selected to be our new President. I hope that we can meet and talk about the future of our school. Good luck and God Bless you. See you soon.

  6. Dean Glover thanks for your leadership, personal guidance and community involvement. You will definitely be missed! Our loss is TSUs gain!

  7. Congratulations, Dean Glover!
    Professor Quinton Booker would be an effective replacement Dean for the College of Business.

  8. Congratulations Dr. Glover. You were very special in the Colle Of Business and I assure you that you’ll do a fantastic job at TSU. Just remember that you’re a true Jacksonian and serving as president there is fantastic. You’ll be missed. College Of Business Class Of 2007

  9. Congratulations Dr. Glover! Your nemerous contributions to JSU are greatly appreciated. You are sure to take TSU to new heights.

  10. What a Mighty. Mighty God we server, Now we have one of his greatestest gift serving another fine HBCU. You will do well ! !!

  11. It is official now by unanimous vote of The Tennessee Board of Regents. Dr. Glover will assume the position of President of Tennessee State University on January 2, 2013. What an honor it has been to serve as her secretary/administrative assistant for the past 18 years. She will definitely be missed.

  12. Dr. Glover, we are proud of you. Wishing you the best as you take on your presidency. May your leadership bless your alma mater.

  13. Congratulations, Dr. Glover! May you have continued success in your new position and every endeavor that you may be presented with!!!!!

  14. Always remember, “He who began a great work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ, developing and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.”

  15. Congratulations Dr. Glover. May your tenure at TSU be sucessful and fulfilling for you and for our people.
    God blessings always.

  16. Congratulations, Glenda! Wishing you all the best, in your new position as President of Tennessee State University!

  17. Congratulations Dr. Glover from an Accounting 1998 summer graduate. Your inspiration and motivation during my tenure was awesome. TSU will shine with your guidance.

  18. What a great opportunity to write the next chapter in your career and in your life. Congratulations Dr. Glover. “Good things come to those who wait.”

  19. Congratulations!! Go JSU!!! This recommendation is really great. I believe it is an inspiration for those of us who have had an opportunity to watch you here at JSU. As for me, it confirms the quality of professionals we have here at JSU and it gives me hope!

  20. Congratulations, Dr. Glover! I wish you the very best in your new position. I’m sure you will lead your alma mater well.

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