The president of a Nashville-based university has agreed to step down following a controversy surrounding her school’s lack of adequate student housing.
According to coverage from combined media sources, Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover announced she will end her tenure on June 30, 2024. step down next year. TSU is a historically Black university which experienced a 700-student increase for its 2022-23 freshman class, but the school lacked the housing for the students and needed to request help from local hotels and a church to provide them with rooms. For the 2023-24 year, is recording a 300-student increase and is using two hotels to cover its housing shortfall.
Glover’s leadership was also called into question on how it handled scholarship funds and whether students were receiving all of the funds they were promised. TSU is undergoing a $2 million audit of its finances after Tennessee Comptroller Jason Mumpower recently recalled for a leadership change at the school. Mumpower complained the housing issue was “only a symptom of a much larger management problem,” and added his audit highlighted “management’s disregard of basic financial controls.”