The William Glade Fund
A group of former students, friends, and colleagues are raising $50,000 to create The William Glade Fund, an endowment named in honor of the former institute director that will support the education of incoming and current graduate students of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). Funds may cover tuition, fees, books, research, and/or internship opportunities. The student who receives these funds will be recognized as the Dr. William Glade Scholar for the year in which the award is made.
Every dollar that is raised for the fund will be matched 1:1 by Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long. Therefore, once the $50,000 goal is met, Mr. and Mrs. Long will contribute another $50,000, bringing the total amount to $100,000.
William Glade: Innovator in His Field
Dr. William Glade was director of the Institute of Latin American Studies from 1971 to 1986. During his fifteen-year tenure, the institute experienced phenomenal growth in the number of students, faculty, and partnerships across campus. As a result, the institute was able to offer a more balanced and comprehensive education to students and to create a more vibrant space for faculty research and exchange within Latin America.
Now retired, Dr. Glade was one of the world's top researchers in his field; he focused on comparative economics, international business, money, and banking. He also held numerous consulting positions for government agencies including the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the United States Information Agency, and the Ford Foundation.
Although he excelled as an administrator and was an innovative researcher in his field, Dr. Glade was focused primarily on his students, many of whom have gone on to prominent jobs in international business and affairs, banking, energy, academia, and government.