By Lucas Johnson, Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee State University’s new president said troubles at her alma mater, including accusations of grade fixing, can be resolved by creating a sense of unity along with better communication.
Glenda Baskin Glover, current dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., was chosen from four finalists last week. The Tennessee Board of Regents voted unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday to approve her appointment.
Glover, who earned her bachelor’s degree at Tennessee State in mathematics in 1974, will take over as president on Jan. 2 with a salary of $279,000.
She told the board she’s “honored and excited” to return to the historically black college in Nashville.
“It’s an awesome feeling, as well as an awesome responsibility,” Glover said.
Glover replaces interim president Portia Shields, who came to the university in early 2011 to make reforms for the school to gain a necessary full accreditation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Regents will likely approve alumna Glenda Baskin Glover as the next president of Tennessee State University.
TBR Chancellor John Morgan on Monday said in a news release he recommended Glover, who is currently the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., out of four finalists.
The full board will decide whether to approve the pick during a telephone meeting next Tuesday.
Glover, who got her bachelor’s degree at the historically black university in Nashville, had wide support among TSU alumni community, Morgan said.
“During this process, it became clear that a large number of alumni supported the idea of a TSU alumnus as president, especially one as exceptionally qualified as Dr. Glover,” Morgan said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing that support demonstrated in many ways.”
Glover has served at Jackson State University since 1994 and is a licensed attorney and certified public accountant. She has degrees from Clark Atlanta University, Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University.
Glover also helped to fundraise for Jackson State University and obtain the university’s first endowed chair. She spearheaded the implementation of online learning programs and developed the university’s internal fiscal accountability measures.
“Dr. Glover’s outstanding credentials and leadership skills are impressive,” said Morgan. “Her experience as a faculty member, campus administrator and an engaged member of the civic and business communities will serve TSU and the entire region well. She is an accomplished professional in many ways. But most of all, she is committed to the success of TSU’s students, and I believe she will help the institution continue to grow and move forward on a path toward accomplishing its goals.”
She will replace interim president Portia Shields, who has led the university during a reaccreditation process
News release from Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
NASHVILLE, TN., October 23, 2012–The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced today the appointment of Catherine Glover of Albany, GA, as its president and chief executive officer.
Ms. Glover, executive vice president for global affairs of Equinox Chemicals with 20 years of experience leading chambers of commerce in Maine, New York and Georgia, will begin work for the Tennessee Chamber next month, according to chamber chairman Bill Ozier, a partner in the Bass, Berry & Sims law firm in Nashville.
“Catherine Glover is a strong advocate for business, and has international and domestic experience on the corporate side as well as in chamber work,” Ozier said. “She has a successful track record in legislative coalition-building, growing membership and marketing chamber programs.”
Ozier said the Chamber search committee believes Ms. Glover “is the perfect fit to continue the Tennessee Chamber’s 100-year history of being the voice of business in our state.”