Dr. Robert K. Glenn took office on August 4, 2008 as the 36th president of Athens State University. Dr. Glenn in the great-grandson of Edgar M. Glenn, the 23rd President of the then private college for women. Dr. Glenn comes to Athens State after serving Middle Tennessee State University as its Vice President and Vice Provost.
Dr. Glenn earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Birmingham-Southern, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who all attended the school. He received the master’s of science in student personnel work and the doctorate in philosophy in counselor education from the University of Alabama. His academic background consists of nine years of experience as a vice president, seven years as a vice provost, and previous experience at faculty and dean levels of administration.
Dr. Joe Delap – Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost
Dr. Keith Ferguson – Vice President for University Advancement
Belinda Krigel – Chief Information Officer
Sarah McAbee – Vice President for Enrollment and Student Support Services
Mike McCoy – Vice President for Financial Affairs
Dr. Joe Delap took office as Athens State University’s provost in July 1, 2016. He is the Vice President for Academic Affairs, responsible for serving as the intersection between faculty, staff, and student communities and is primarily responsible for promoting excellence in all academic programs. His office creates and supports an environment that advances the University mission of providing high quality and affordable education to all qualified students. In close collaboration with the University Board of Trustees, the President, College Deans, faculty and staff, the Provost’s Office oversees the strategic planning of academic programs, policy development and review, program assessment and institutional effectiveness, and faculty and student development.
Board of Trustees
On May 11, 2012, Governor Robert Bentley signed Legislative Act No. 2012-497 to amend Section 16-60-110, Code of Alabama 1975, to remove Athens State University from under the jurisdiction, supervision, and control of the Alabama State Board of Education and Department of Postsecondary Education. This legislation created a Board of Trustees for Athens State University. This new Board of Trustees was seated in October 1, 2012 and is the first autonomous board to govern the University since it became a public institution in 1975.
The 11-member Board includes eight members that are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate and three ex-officio members: The Governor of Alabama, The Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System and one member of the Alabama Community College System Board.