NASHVILLE, TN — The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) announced today the appointment of Dr. Glenda Glover, president of Tennessee State University, to its Board of Commissioners. Dr. Glover was appointed by Mayor John Cooper and unanimously confirmed by Metro Council. Dr. Glover is a former commissioner and chair of the Jackson (Mississippi) Municipal Airport Authority.
“On behalf of the Airport Authority, I extend a warm welcome to Dr. Glover,” said Bill Freeman, MNAA chairman. “Dr. Glover is a proven leader with impeccable business experience and a love for aviation, which will bring untold benefits to the Board.”
Dr. Glover was the former dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Mississippi, 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 Historic Black College or University. She is a certified public accountant, an attorney, and one of two African American women in the nation to hold the Ph.D.-CPA-JD combination. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Tennessee State University, a master’s in business administration at Clark Atlanta University, a doctorate in business from George Washington University, and she later completed her law degree at Georgetown University.
“I’m looking forward to assisting my fellow commissioners and the Airport Authority staff in their ongoing mission to be the best airport in all of North America,” said Dr. Glover. “I’m proud to serve in this role and thrilled about the great work we will do together.”
Dr. Glover has been a corporate board member of three publicly traded corporations, including Citigroup-Student Loan Corporation, Pinnacle Financial Partners and First Guaranty Bancshares. She 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, including serving as International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Inc., and she is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors.