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Bradley University


Eastern Kentucky University

Construction Project Coordinator

Menkes Developments Ltd.

Construction Project Coordinator

180 University Management Inc.


The Eastern Progress


Eastern Kentucky


Towson University

Executive Assistant To the President

Towson University

Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Towson University


law degree

University of Maryland

bachelor's degree
political science
George Washington University

Harvard University Graduate School of Education's Institute of Higher Education Management

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CW Notes | Just another The Community Word weblog

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"Such national recognition is a testament to the commitment of our faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to provide a world-class education to our students," said Bradley President Joanne Glasser.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels

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Whatever the sport, anytime EKU and UK compete against each other, its exciting for the players, the fans and alumni, and its good for both institutions, EKU President Joanne Glasser said.

Eastern's President Doug Whitlock and his ...

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Eastern's President Doug Whitlock and his wife, Joanne, moved onto campus last week.

Street said former Eastern President Joanne Glasser lived in the Blanton House, but was sometimes uncomfortable with the building's conditions.

The Travis Ford era begins at UMass

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Through a spokesman, Eastern Kentucky President Joanne Glasser declined to comment.However, she spoke with the team Wednesday night.

"While we regret to lose such a talented young coach, I am confident that we will continue to build on the success we've enjoyed this year," Eastern President Joanne K. Glasser said in a statement."A nationwide search will begin immediately to find the best coach to lead our program to even greater heights of excellence."
Glasser could not be reached for additional comment.

Pantagraph.com - News - ISU presidential candidate says she'll be very proactive 02/11/04

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NORMAL -- Illinois State University faces "a dramatic time of change in the history of this institution," and Joanne Glasser said she is the person to lead it.

"I would be a very proactive, very aggressive, very entrepreneurial advocate for this institution," promised Glasser, the second of three presidential finalists to visit the campus.
Glasser, president of Eastern Kentucky University since 2001, spoke at an open forum Tuesday in the Prairie Room of ISU's Bone Student Center.
ISU is "not in disarray or disrepair," she said, but it needs dynamic leadership to raise the money it needs to keep moving forward.Like private universities, ISU needs to market itself aggressively and raise a great deal of private money if it is to continue to distinguish itself, she said.
"The good old days of state support are gone," she said.
ISU receives less than 30 percent of its budget from state appropriations, so it's not even accurate to call it a state-supported school, she said.
"Maybe state-assisted," she said.
Glasser, the 10th president of Eastern Kentucky, is the first woman to lead the Richmond, Ky., school.An attorney by profession, Glasser, 52, has spent the past three decades working as an executive in higher education, government and legal affairs.
She said she has learned presidents of public universities today have to act like their counterparts at private schools.
"Where is the revenue base and the revenue stream?It's in private funds, foundations and grant opportunities," she said.The role of the 21st century public university president is to pursue those.
"I've done that at two institutions," she said.
Before taking the Eastern Kentucky position, Glasser was executive vice president of Towson University in Maryland.There, she led a $17.5 million capital campaign, the first of its kind at Towson.She also led a universitywide marketing initiative, which included changing the school's name from Towson State University.
She said she worked to create an institutional corporate identity, which gained the school national recognition.
She also said she's committed to diversity, noting she established the Kentucky school's first campuswide diversity committee and created the school's first diversity officer position.
Glasser took some time off from her professional career to care for two young children and a husband, who had suffered a stroke.Before that, she spent time as Baltimore County labor commissioner from 1980 to 1986; and she was assistant county attorney from 1978 to 1980.
She said her legal background taught her it's easier to find common values and shared beliefs than differences.She also said it taught her good listening skills and how to handle conflict resolution.
Though she didn't follow the traditional path of a college president, Glasser said the law degree she earned from the University of Maryland School of Law gives her academic credentials as strong as any other professor's.
"I have taught at both the universities.I enjoy that.But it's not the best use of my time," she said."As a president I need to be externally focused, working with legislators and private donors," to impress upon them higher education is an investment in the state's future, she said.

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