Glenn Terrell (52PhD) has had a distinguished career in higher education. He began his teaching career as a member of the faculty in the department of psychology at Florida State University, later moving to the University of Colorado. In 1963 he became Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. He was promoted to the post of Dean of Faculties there in 1965.
Appointed president of Washington State University in Pullman in1967, Dr. Terrell has provide leadership in developing what was primarily an undergraduate state college into a comprehensive research university. He plans to retire from the presidency at Washington State University this year.
Dr. Terrell has been a leader in many academic organizations, serving as president of the National Association of State Universities and Land-grant Colleges, 1977-78; and chair of the executive committee of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 1973-74.
He has also been a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the Society of Sigma Xi; in addition, Dr. Terrell has been recognized as a fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Research in Child Development.