Kent Glasscock is the president of Kansas State University’s Institute for Commercialization (IC). The IC deploys technological innovation throughout the world stemming from the university’s research via licensing, corporate partnerships and new company creation. During Glasscock’s 14-year tenure, the IC has generated more than $40 million in direct benefit back to the university. Prior to joining the university in 2003, Glasscock spent 16 years in public office including service as mayor, majority leader and speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives.
Glasscock is a member of the Higher Education Task Force for the Kansas City Area Development Council; the Board of Trustees for the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, Missouri; the Professional Advisory Council for Kansas State University’s College of Business; and the Professional Advisory Board for the department of architecture & landscape design. He also is a member of the Kansas State University Olathe Board of Directors. He is an emeritus member of the Professional Advisory Councils for the university’s colleges of engineering and arts and sciences.
Glasscock is a Kansas State University graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in English.