Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan has recommended Tennessee State University alumna Glenda Glover as the next president of the university, according to a TBR press release Monday afternoon.
The board still has to approve Glover — a decision they will take up at a dial-in meeting on Nov. 27.
“Dr. Glover’s outstanding credentials and leadership skills are impressive,” Morgan said. “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.”
The TSU National Alumni Association recommended Glover in a letter they sent to Morgan following the candidates’ visits to campus.
“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. “We look forward to seeing that support demonstrated in many ways.”
Glover is a licensed attorney and a certified public accountant. She is currently the dean of Jackson State University’s College of Business.
The other candidates for the job included Akron University’s Candice Jackson, Bennie Harris of Lipscomb, and Auburn Vice President Ainsley Carry, who withdrew his name from consideration.