Feb. 11, 2020— Northern Kentucky University, in partnership with the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC), is pleased to announce Catherine Glover as the new director of its award-winning Small Business Development Center (SBDC). She will assume the position on Feb. 3, leading NKU’s center that provides one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in northern Kentucky.
Glover brings extensive experience with driving community and economic development initiatives. She has previously served as president/CEO for several chambers of commerce and a state-wide manufacturers association, along with executing a number of professional development workshops, trainings and seminars.
“Catherine’s outcome-centric leadership will take the center to new heights,” said Haile/US Bank College of Business Dean Hassan HassabElnaby. “She is a collaborator of innovative workforce solutions that will greatly benefit the small business owners of our region.”
The NKU SBDC, housed within the Haile/US Bank College of Business, meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low-cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC consultants. The nationally recognized center of excellence has successfully secured $90 million in capital for business startups and expansions.
“Being someone who thrives on all aspects of engaged and innovative strategic planning, I am particularly enamored with NKU’s Success by Design plan. It is exciting to work with a university that emphasizes fostering an environment based on prudent risk-taking and acceptance of failure. After all, isn’t this what successful businesses emulate,” said Glover. “My most sincere hope is that I will be of value to small businesses, bringing with me innate innovativeness, a well-seasoned cadre of resources and a lifelong passion for entrepreneurialism and business success.”
Glover earned her M.A. in Civic Leadership from Lipscomb University and her B.A. from LaGrange College.
About KSBDC: Kentucky SBDC is a state-wide program funded in part, through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration and the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The SBDC program links the resources of federal, state and local governments with the resources of the educational community and the private sector to provide assistance to entrepreneurs and the small business community. For more information, visit ksbdc.org
About the Haile/US Bank College of Business: With more than 2,000 students, the Haile/US Bank College of Business’ goal is to educate and connect with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati business community by delivering globally relevant, innovative and sustainable programs and practices. The college offers 12 undergraduate degrees and three master’s level programs. For more information, visit its website.
About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.