Written by Tri-State Defender
Memphis native Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover – the new president of Tennessee State University – will return "home" on Saturday (Dec. 8) for a meet-and-greet session with Memphis-area alumni.
The buffet-style, semi-formal event will be held at The Marriott Hotel at 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $60 per person, with a cash bar.
The Tennessee Board of Regents approved Glover's appointment Nov. 27, after a recommendation by TBR Chancellor John Morgan. She will take over as president on Jan. 2, with a salary of $279,000.
Glover moved into TSU's top spot after a two-year interim stint by Portia Shields.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Glover said she believes recent issues such as accusations of grade fixing, can be resolved by creating a sense of unity on the campus, as well as better "communication and disclosure."
A graduate of TSU, Glover, 59, had been the dean of the business school at Jackson State University in Mississippi since 1994. The TSU National Alumni endorsed her appointment.
• Attorney; certified public accountant.
• Bachelor's degree, mathematics, TSU.
• Master's degree, business administration, Clark Atlanta University in 1974.
• Doctorate, business economics and policy, George Washington University.
• Law degree, Georgetown University in 1994.
• Former accountant, Arthur Andersen & Co.'s Memphis office.
• Former adjunct faculty member, accounting, University of Memphis.
• Former manager of investor relations at Potomac Electric Power Co. in Washington; former chief financial officer at Metters Industries Inc. in Arlington.
• Former chairwoman of the accounting department at Howard University.
• Former dean business college, Jackson State University.
(For more information, contact Jewel Jordan, president, Tennessee State University Alumni Association, Memphis/Shelby County Chapter; phone: 901 497-5814.)