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VOL. 36 | NO. 46 | Friday, November 16, 2012




Alumna recommended to lead Tennessee State

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NASHVILLE (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 unive rsity during a reaccreditation process.

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