After 56 years as a local lender, Bob Glenn is moving into investments — helping donors invest in the lives of students.
Glenn, president of the Weatherford College Foundation, has retired from his position as executive vice president of Plains Capital Bank. On Wednesday, he moved into his new office on the second floor of WC’s E.W. Mince Administration Building where he will spend two or three days each week volunteering as a fundraiser for the foundation.
“Total retirement is not something I desire,” Glenn said. “So, after 56 years in Weatherford banking I wanted a new phase in my remaining years. As a native of Weatherford and Parker County I wanted to give back to the community that has been so good to me. What better way than to be a part of Weatherford College to ensure that students who desire to gain an education have that opportunity.”
Glenn is a 1963 WC graduate and was named Alumnus of the Year in 1997. He has served on the WC Foundation Board of Directors for 12 years and as president since 2014. He chaired the foundation’s successful “The Time is Now for Your College” capital campaign from 2011 to 2013, which raised $2.4 million on a goal of $2 million.
“I am very excited that Mr. Glenn has joined our institutional advancement team,” said Dr. Tod Allen Farmer, president of Weatherford College. “He was a hometown bank executive for decades. He has the contacts and capacity to raise money and change the lives of both current and future WC students. I have deeply respected him for many years and consider it a great honor to serve with him.”
Brent Baker, vice president of institutional advancement, compared Glenn to another iconic WC fundraiser, Carlos Hartnett.
“The first development officer in our college’s history, Mr. Hartnett, was also a volunteer retiree,” Baker said. “Bob, like Carlos, is a force of nature in this community. There’s no better person to help us reach out into the community for the sake of our students.”
“I am truly excited to be a part of this great institution,” Glenn said. “I hope to assist in celebrating WC’s 150 years as the window and lighthouse of Weatherford and Parker County!”