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Dr. Chance M. Glenn is a well-known figure in the field of engineering education. He has served as the chair of the Council of Engineering Deans at Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the BEYA STEM Conference and as the dean of the engineering school at Alabama A&M University.

In 2018, Career Communications Group (CCG) recognized his achievements by featuring him on the cover of the education issue of US Black Engineer magazine. In the article, he discussed engineering education in minority-serving institutions.

Dr. Glenn is a professor of electrical engineering, an inventor, and an innovator with over 30 years of experience. Recently, he served as the provost and vice-president of academic affairs at the University of Houston, Victoria.

Buffalo State University has announced that Dr. Glenn has been appointed as the 10th president of the university by the SUNY – The State University of New York Board of Trustees. He will assume his new role on July 1, 2024.

Interim President Bonita R. Durand expressed her excitement about Glenn’s appointment, saying, “I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Chance Glenn. His exceptional leadership demonstrated through a distinguished academic career, positions him perfectly to guide our institution into the future.” She also looks forward to partnering with Glenn, the governance leadership, and the Buffalo State family to ensure a smooth handover.

Dr. Glenn’s return to Western New York marks an exciting new chapter for Buffalo State, and under his guidance, the university is expected to flourish, strengthening its position as SUNY’s premier urban-engaged comprehensive university.

Glenn is an alumnus of the University of Maryland Engineering, where he earned his degree in electrical engineering in 1991. He has built an impressive 35-plus-year career in engineering, technology, entrepreneurship, and higher education.

To help create and expand opportunities among minority communities, Glenn founded the Morningbird Foundation, a public non-profit that promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The foundation uses a combination of activities such as training, coaching, consulting, advocacy, scholarships, and outreach to create access and opportunities for students and the workforce.

Glenn’s recent gift to the University of Maryland goes hand-in-hand with his efforts and ideals. He established the Morningbird Foundation Current-Use Scholarship in Engineering, which will award engineering students merit, favoring individuals engaged with UMD’s Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (CMSE) and Women in Engineering programs.

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