Dr. Glenda Glover has been named the next President to replace Portia Shields, who was President for the past two years.

The boards Chancellor, John Morgan, said, “Her experience as a faculty member, campus administration and an engaged member of the civic and business communities will serve TSU and the entire region well.”

Glover, a TSU alumna, served at Jackson State University since 1994. She was selected from a pool of 86 applicants where nine candidates were interviewed and four finalists were selected.

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

In an earlier interview with HBCU Buzz, Glover said she plans to ensure that TSU remains competitive, TSU forms business partnerships for fundraising and TSU increases in enrollment, and believes that the areas that she has studied and worked in make her great for the position. “I want to give back to the University that gave so much to me,” said Glover.

She released a brief statement to HBCU Buzz about her appointment, saying, “I am honored to receive the recommendation from Chancellor Morgan. I look forward to the meeting this coming Tuesday.”