Office of Community Engagement and Support

OCES Staff

Summary of Qualifications



  • Gloria Bonner, Ed. D., Assistant to the President,
    Office for Community Engagement and Support
    36 years' Academic and Administrative experience
    13 years' Public School experience
    23 years' Higher Education experience
    Documented evidence of Excellence in Teaching
    Academic Tenure Recipient
    Full Professor Rank (1999)
    Administrative and Advisory experience
    Harvard University Management Development
    Program graduate
    Millennium Leadership Institute Training at
    American Association of State Colleges and Universities
    Tennessee Education Commission of the State Appointee
    Member, Leadership Middle Tennessee Class of 2002
    Oxford Round Table Presenter, University of Oxford
    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    Coordinator for Accreditation
    State Department of Education Coordinator for Program Approval
    MTSU McNair Advisory Board (2007-2011)
  • John D. Hood, M. Ed.
    Director or Community Engagement and Support
    State Representative (1996-2008)
    Board Member, Tennessee Institute for Public Health (TIPH)
    Board Member, Tennessee Technology Access Program (TTAP)
    Member, Leadership Middle TN - class of 2009
    Board Member - Read to Succeed
    Past President - Tennessee School Boards Association
    Past President - MTSU Alumni Association
    Distinguished Alumnus - Community Service (1976)


  • Rosemary Owens, Ed. D.,
    University Strategic Partnership Coordinator
    34 years in Public and Higher Education
    including teaching in the Murfreesboro City Schools and
    at Tennessee Technological University (adjunct MTSU and TSU)
    Certified School Counselor
    Developed and Instituted the Pre-College Math,
    Science and Economics Program at MTSU
    Served on the SDA 10 Job Training Partnership Act Board
    Conducted Southern Growth Policies Board Community Forums
    National Leadership Institute in Adult and Continuing Education
    1987 Class of Leadership Rutherford
  • Laurie Glenn
    Administrative Assistant
    B.A. in Education
    Taught 6th, 7th, 8th grades
    Former Director of Christian Education
    Volunteer with Rutherford County Schools,
    American Red Cross, Read to Succeed


  • Luella (Lu) Long
    Office/Technology Support
    Several years with American Cancer Society
    Retired from Aetna Health Plan
    B.A. in Foreign Languages - University of Arkansas, Little Rock
    14 years with College of Education and Behavioral Science