Creating opportunities for the future
As both a student and a working mother, Regina Glenn ’70 knew the value of hard work and a great education. To reduce her tuition payments, Regina worked as manager of the bookstore and served as vice president of the student body, in addition to serving as a teaching assistant in the management school and co-chairing the black student union. To some, this schedule might seem overwhelming. But Regina embraced the leadership challenges, which gave her a strong foundation to enter the business world.
With few African American residents in Tacoma, Regina saw city government as a place where she could make a difference. She quickly became the civil service coordinator charged with increasing diversity in the city. Seattle soon picked up on this concept, and Regina was asked to head the city's Department of Consumer Affairs. After gathering experience in management, community relations, and business development in a series of public sector jobs, Regina was excited to start her own business. Today, Regina is as busy as ever running her firm, Pacific Communications Consultants.
In planning her legacy, Regina reflected on the solid business foundation and core values she developed within the nurturing environment of University of Puget Sound. "I developed a special respect for and debt to the university," she said. "I needed to give Puget Sound my time, talent, and treasure." Making an estate gift was a simple, yet profound way for her to express gratitude and support for Puget Sound far into the future.