President's Biography

About Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA

TSU President

Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover began serving as President of Tennessee State University on January 2, 2013.  She has advanced a five-point vision that includes: (1) academic progress and customer service, (2) fund raising and partnerships, (3) diversity and inclusion, (4) shared governance, and (5) business outreach.

Dr. Glover was formerly the Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., where she led the College of Business throughout the accreditation process, and spearheaded the implementation of the nation’s first Ph.D. in Business at an HBCU. She is a certified public accountant, an attorney, and is one of two African American women to hold the Ph.D.-CPA-JD combination in the nation.

Dr. Glover's educational development began as a student at Tennessee State University, where she majored in mathematics.  After graduating with honor with a Bachelor of Science degree, she pursued the Master of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University. She then completed her doctorate in business from George Washington University, and later completed her law degree from Georgetown University.

Prior to joining Jackson State University, Dr. Glover served as Chairperson of the Department of Accounting at Howard University. Her past employment also includes positions as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of an engineering firm, a tax manager at a major public utility company, and an accountant with a Big-Four CPA firm. 

Dr. Glover has been a corporate board member of three publicly traded corporations. These include Citigroup-Student Loan Corporation, Pinnacle Financial Partners and First Guaranty Bancshares. She served as a member or chair of the Audit Committee on each board, or as the board’s financial expert.

Dr. Glover is the author of more than one hundred articles and papers, and is regarded as one of the nation’s experts on corporate governance. She is a member of several professional, civic, and non-profit organizations, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She is married to Charles Glover, and they have two adult children, Attorney Candace Glover and Dr. Charles Glover II.

Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover returned to her beloved alma mater to begin serving as the institution's eighth and first female president on January 2, 2013. The TSU students, alumni, faculty and staff embraced a five-point vision that energized the TSU family, and included:

  1. academic progress and customer service,
  2. fund raising and partnerships,
  3. diversity and inclusion,
  4. shared governance, and
  5. community outreach.

The University's academic offerings have increased to 45 bachelor's degrees, 24 master's degrees and seven doctorate degrees under President Glover's leadership. Academic offerings now include a Professional Science Masters in Applied Geospatial Sciences, and a Master of Computer Science. Accreditations and reaffirmations of accreditations have been achieved in the various units, including public health, a first for TSU.

Applications for two newly created colleges have completed the first phase of approval and now await final approval from TBR. These are: (1) College of Physical and Life Sciences (STEM disciplines), and (2) elevate the Honors Program to an Honors College. Additionally, both alumni giving and Research and Sponsored programs are at record highs. TSU continues to increase its rankings various evaluation agencies.