Tennessee State University Chooses Its Next President

Glenda Baskin Glover has been selected as the next president of Tennessee State University in Nashville. She will replace Portia Shields who has served as interim president for the past two years. Dr. Glover will take office on January 2.

Dr. Glover is currently dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Mississippi. She has been at Jackson State since 1994. Previously, she was chair of the department of accounting at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Glover is an alumna of Tennessee State University, and her nomination as president was supported by the Tennessee State University National Alumni Association. She was selected from a pool of 86 applicants. Nine candidates were interviewed and four finalists were named.

Dr. Glover is a certified public accountant. In addition to her bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Tennessee State University, Dr. Glover holds a law degree from Georgetown University, an MBA from Clark Atlanta University, and a Ph.D. in business economics and policy from George Washington University.


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