Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s International President Dr. Glenda Glover was just awarded the prestigious Thurgood Marshall College Fund Education Leadership Award as the HBCU President of the Year.
Dr. Glover was presented the award at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 31st Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., on Monday for her work as the President of Tennessee State University.
“This award is an honor that represents the bright and talented students enrolled at TSU, our leaders of tomorrow, as well as the dedicated faculty and staff committed to nurturing and inspiring them,” she stated.
Dr. Glover began serving as the eighth president of Tennessee State University on January 2, 2013. She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with honors from Tennessee State University. She received her MBA in Accounting from Clark Atlanta University and her Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Business Degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She also has a Juris Doctor Degree from Georgetown University. She is a certified public accountant, a licensed attorney, and one of a handful of African-American women to hold the Ph.D.-CPA-J.D. combination in the United States. She Dr. Glover was initiated into the Alpha Psi Chapter of the sorority at Tennessee State University in the Fall of 1971.
“A committed Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha with over four decades of leadership and service, Dr. Glover has served in several capacities, including International Vice-President, International Treasurer, and Treasurer to the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF). She also has served as President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of Beta Delta Omega Chapter in Jackson, Mississippi, and as President and Vice-President of Alpha Psi Chapter as an undergraduate student,” the sorority stated in a press release about her earlier this year.
We at Watch The Yard would like to commend Dr. Glover on her achievement and dedication to HBCUs and Black fraternity and sorority life.