Troy Glover is guided by the words of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, former president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. “The tragedy in life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” Glover lives by this creed, as he believes that in order to be successful in life one must be goal-oriented. Living by this creed has helped catapult Glover to the forefront of his career in educational facility planning. He currently serves as an educational planner/associate for Fanning Howey, an architecture, engineering and design firm with office locations across the country.
Glover’s duties take him to project sites, where he assists his clients in the development of educational specifications, facility master plans and strategic plans. He also conducts facility evaluations and assessments and facilitates community engagement processes. Glover has assisted with projects in numerous geographic regions, including California, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Arkansas. He has co-authored several articles on urban issues in School Planning and Management, one of the leading publications in the field of educational facility development. His articles include: Visioning Improves Educational Facilities for Large School Districts; Urban Facility Planning: Broad-Based Involvement; and Urban School Facilities: An A-Z Primer.
Professionally, Glover is active with the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) at the international, regional and state levels. At the international level, Glover is a member of the Board of Directors and currently chairs the Membership Committee. He previously served on the Innovation, Membership, Diversity, Values/Communications, and Strategic Planning Committees. Glover was named a Fellow of the A4LE in July of 2017. “The A4LE Fellowship Award is one of the most distinguished honors conferred by the association to those members who have provided exemplary contributions over their many years of service. They represent the mark of excellence in the industry in which they serve and are widely recognized as those members that have advanced the association and its mission.” He currently chairs the Midwest Great Lakes Region Awards Committee, where he is responsible for overseeing the selection of a recipient of the John Shaw Award, the Lee J. Brockway Scholarship and the nominees for the A4LE Lifetime Achievement and Fellows awards. Previously, Glover served as the Midwest Great Lakes Regional Treasurer and President. Glover completed his term of presidency in October 2010. During his presidential tenure, Glover sought to strengthen the infrastructure of the MWGL Region by adding more definition to the Lee J Brockway Scholarship, Planner of the Year and John Shaw Award programs. In addition, Glover expanded the MWGL Conference Exchange Program to include the Northeast Region and began a regional newsletter. He is a member of the Ohio Chapter of the A4LE and currently serves as chair of the Scholarship Committee. Glover has been the recipient of A4LE’s Distinguished Service and Service Citation Awards.
Glover has served as president of the Morris College Ohio Alumni Chapter since it was formed in 1992. Glover currently serves on the Morris College Board of Trustees, chairs the Morris College National Alumni Association Nomination Committee and he is a life member of the Morris College Alumni Association.
Glover served on the Greater Columbus Habitat for Humanity Board of Trustees until his eligibility expired. He served as president of the Board during his last year of eligibility and was asked to serve an additional year after his presidency which required a constitution revision. Glover also served on the United Way Walter and Marian English Award Committee for 10 years.
Glover is an ordained deacon. He is servant leader of the Men’s Ministry at Second Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio. Glover is also an active participant of the Adult Sunday School Class. Glover was presented with the Beacon of Hope by the men of Second Baptist Church in October of 2017 and named Man of the Year in October 2015.
A native of Camden, South Carolina, Glover received a master’s in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Morris College, in Sumter, South Carolina. Glover also completed a science and engineering program at Atlanta University.