Historically Black Tennessee State University Looks to the Future

Glenda_GloverGlenda Glover, the president of historically Black Tennessee State University in Nashville, recently unveiled a new strategic plan to “continue the legacy of excellence” at the university. The Impact 20/20 initiative includes programs to enhance academic programs, improve governance, and calls for capital improvements and infrastructure enhancements.

Among the academic enhancements will be the establishment of an executive MBA program in the College of Business. In addition, there will be research centers for Social Justice and Equality; Economic Policy; Law Enforcement Education; a Center of Excellence for Ethics; and the Emergency Management Institute.

Among the capital improvements are plans for new health sciences building, new residence halls, and an on-campus stadium.

President Glover also announced that the university is raising its admission standards and enhancing student success initiatives to increase retention and graduation rates. Beginning next fall, all students must have a 2.5 GPA and a 19 on the ACT to be eligible for admission to Tennessee State. The previous admission scores were minimum 2.25 GPA or a 19 on the ACT score for in-state students, and a 2.5 GPA or 19 ACT score for out-of-state students.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

The Eutychus Phenomenon

Part of the Eutychus phenomenon is viewing those with diverse viewpoints in the room as fortunate, but not vital contributors. The narrative that affirmative action scours the earth looking for inept candidates to give them what mediocre White people rightfully deserve is oft repeated and sadly, embraced by many.

Three Black Presidents in Higher Education Announce Their Resignations

Cal Poly Humboldt President Tom Jackson, Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, and Morehouse College President David Thomas have all announced their plans to step down from their respective presidential appointments.

Three African Americans Appointed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roles in Higher Education

The appointments to diversity positions are Tamara Clegg at the University of Maryland, Andrew Alvez at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and Kendriana Price at the University of Kentucky.

Featured Jobs