HOUSTON, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With a commitment to excellence and a vow to uphold the grand legacy of its founders, Dr. Glenda Glover became the 30th International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Dr. Glover took the helm of the nation’s oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college women on July 12, 2018 in Houston, TX, following the group’s international conference. She will lead the storied organization for four years, 2018-2022, under the theme, “Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service.”
“I am grateful to the membership for believing in my vision and truly humbled to lead such an awesome organization comprised of dynamic, professional women who are leaders in their own right,” said Dr. Glover.
“Alpha Kappa Alpha will exemplify excellence as we implement new programs that will continue to propel our mission of Service to All Mankind to greater heights. Our programs will be impactful, measurable and sustainable as we focus on addressing domestic and global issues affecting children, women and families. One of the cornerstones of this administration will be the continued support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as we enhance our international agenda to raise the profiles of these unique institutions of higher education.”
Dr. Glover will lead the prestigious 110-year old organization, of nearly 300,000 members and over 1000 chapters located throughout the world, with a platform comprised of five program targets, a signature program and seven international community service days designed to advance Alpha Kappa Alpha and underscore the organization’s commitment to service.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Glover’s educational development began as a student at Tennessee State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with honors. She earned her Master of Business Administration Degree in Accounting at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia and her Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Business Degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Glover earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. 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.
Professionally, Dr. Glover serves as President of Tennessee State University, her beloved alma mater, and is the institution’s eighth and first woman president. She has amassed over 25 years of success in the academic and business arenas. Since assuming the leadership helm at TSU in 2013, the University has attained increases in academic program offerings, corporate and community partnerships, as well as alumni giving. While Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi from 1994 to 2012, Dr. Glover led the College of Business through the accreditation process and spearheaded the implementation of the nation’s first Ph.D. program in Business at a HBCU. From 1990 to 1994, Dr. Glover served as the Chairperson of the Department of Accounting and as an Assistant Professor at the Howard University School of Business. She has also served 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 was initiated into the Alpha Psi Chapter at Tennessee State University in November 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.
Dr. Glover’s extensive experience in Executive Management and Finance has led to her success as a member of several professional, civic, and non-profit organizations. She also is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and she is among that elite cadre of women to serve on corporate boards of publicly-traded companies. Among the boards on which Dr. Glover has served are Pinnacle Financial Partners, First Guaranty Bancshares, The Lenox Group, and Citigroup-Student Loan Corporation. She regularly served as Chair of the Audit Committee or Financial Expert to the Board. Dr. Glover also served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Jackson (Mississippi) Airport Authority.
Dr. Glover possesses a vast amount of experience as a fundraiser, leading numerous successful multi-million dollar efforts at Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Howard University, as well as local and national political campaigns. She has several decades of active membership and involvement in many civic and community organizations. Dr. Glover also has authored more than 100 articles and papers, and she is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost experts on corporate governance.
She is married to Charles Glover, and they have two adult children, Attorney Candace Glover and Dr. Charles Glover II.
About Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated:
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African-American college-educated women. Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of nearly 300,000 members in more than 1000 graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Liberia, Bahamas, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, South Korea, South Africa, and in the Middle East. Led by International President Glenda Glover PhD., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is often hailed as “America’s premier Greek-letter organization for African American women.” For more information on Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and its programs, log onto www.aka1908.com.
Carisma Ramsey Fields