Dr. Glenda Price served as the president of Marygrove College from 1998 to 2006. She was the College’s seventh president and the first African American to hold this position. From October 2012 to April 2016, she served as the president of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. In this role she was responsible for generating resources on behalf of Detroit Public Schools and providing leadership for the efficient operation of this non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization. Dr. Price has served in numerous professional associations including the national president (1979-80) of the American Society for Medical Technology, the largest professional organization for laboratory practitioners at the time. She is the only African American who has held this office. For many years Dr. Price served as the chief delegate from the U.S. to the International Association for Medical Laboratory Technologists. She has also, served as the president of the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel, the Board of Directors of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.
Dr. Price is a native of Pennsylvania where she attended Temple University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, a master’s degree in educational media and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. In addition, she furthered her education in the Management Development Program and New Presidents’ Institutes at Harvard University. Since April 1, 2016 Dr. Price has been fully retired and serves as a volunteer on several boards in the city. Her focus is on programs related to education, the arts, and health care.