BROWNWOOD – February 27, 2017 – Howard Payne University recently named Leigh Ann Glaze, former public school administrator, as the university’s registrar. Glaze began her new role in January and follows the recently retired Lana Wagner.
Glaze spent 26 years in public education, most recently serving nine years as superintendent at San Saba Independent School District. In addition, she served as assistant superintendent and school counselor in San Saba and taught English at Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District.
She spoke of her decision to start a new career in higher education so quickly following her retirement from public education.
“I know myself too well,” she said. “I would go stir crazy if I actually retired.”
As HPU registrar, Glaze handles academic records and has varied other responsibilities, many of which overlap with her public school administrator roles. Additionally, she oversees the operations and staff of the Office of the Registrar, including Bobbie Price, certification coordinator and graduation assistant; Martha Fothergill, coordinator of records and reports; and Kelly Franke, coordinator of transfer credits and records.
“These ladies have been great at helping me get settled into the job,” Glaze said. “Everyone at HPU has been so kind and helpful.”
Dr. Mark Tew, provost and chief academic officer, expressed his delight in Glaze’s appointment.
“We’re blessed to have found someone like Leigh Ann to fill the void after Lana’s retirement,” he said. “Her experience and skill set, complemented by her warmth and friendliness, make her a perfect fit at HPU.”
Glaze and her husband, Scott, have one daughter, Brittany.
Cutline: HPU recently appointed Leigh Ann Glaze as the university’s registrar.