The Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously approved Tennessee State University alumna Dr. Glenda Glover as the eighth president of the 100-year-old school on Tuesday.
TBR Chancellor John Morgan announced he would recommend Glover  to the board last week. She is set to start at TSU on Jan. 2.
Glover, the former dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University, received support from the TSU National Alumni Association and other community members. Gov. Bill Haslam, who spoke with all four finalists for the job, also praised Glover.
Haslam told reporters Tuesday morning that he was “particularly impressed” with Glover. “We have a couple of mutual friends down in Jackson, Mississippi, who I checked on her with who came back with great reports.”
Glover, surrounded by her husband and two children, said she was “truly honored and excited about returning to my alma mater.”
She will be paid a starting salary of $279,000, Morgan said during the special called meeting. Regent Robert Thomas expressed some concern over the salary due to a gap in comparison with other state universities .