NKU names new director of Small Business Development Center

Northern Kentucky University, in partnership with the Kentucky Small Business Development Center, has announced Catherine Glover as the new director of its award-winning Small Business Development Center
Catherine Glover

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.