The dean of the business school at Jackson State University in Mississippi will become the next president of Tennessee State University pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents.
The board will meet via telephone on Nov. 27 to consider TBR Chancellor John Morgan's recommendation for Glenda Baskin Glover to replace Portia Shields, who has led the campus as interim president for the past two years.
"Dr. Glover's outstanding credentials and leadership skills are impressive," said Morgan in a news release. "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."
Glover, a TSU alumna, was selected after a nationwide search that began earlier this year.
Glover has worked at Jackson State since 1994 and also worked in the accounting department at Howard University in Washington, D.C., from 1990 to 1994.
She is also a licensed attorney and certified public accountant.
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