HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Northern Kentucky University, in partnership with the Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC), has announced 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.