Tennessee State University Announces Four Finalists for Its Next President

Tennessee State University in Nashville has announced four finalists for president from a list of 86 applicants for the position. All candidates will be visiting campus within the next week for interviews and meetings with various factions of the university community.

Glenda B. Glover is dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She has held that position since 1994. Previously, she was chair of the department of accounting at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Glover is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a degree in mathematics. She holds an MBA from Clark Atlanta University, a law degree from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in business economics and policy from George Washington University.

Ainsley Carry is vice president for student affairs at Auburn University in Alabama. He has held that post for the past three years. Previously, he was associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Carry holds a bachelor’s degree in food and resource economics, a master’s degree in counselor education, and a doctorate in higher education administration, all from the University of Florida. He also earned an MBA from Temple University.

Candace Campbell Jackson is vice president and chief of staff at the University of Akron in Ohio. She joined the administration at the University of Akron in 2003 after working for a local law firm.

Jackson is a graduate of Howard University, where she majored in journalism. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of Akron in 1995.

Bennie Harris is vice president for development and alumni relations at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He has served in that post since 2007. Previously, he was assistant vice president for development at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the former director of the Center for Human Rights at Washington State University.

Dr. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Mississippi State University. He earned an MBA at Washington State University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


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