Pound, Glenn Simpson (Acting Chancellor: 1977)

Glenn Pound
Glenn Pound

Glenn Pound served as acting chancellor from July through October 1977 during the search to replace Edwin Young.

Pound received his BS from the University of Arkansas in 1940 and his PhD in plant pathology from the University of Wisconsin in 1943.  He joined the Department of Plant Pathology at UW in 1946 and served as chair from 1954 to 1964.

In 1964, Pound was appointed dean of the College of Agriculture and continued in that position until 1979, presiding over a period of great growth in the college and the name change to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

After his retirement from UW-Madison in 1979, Pound became an adjunct professor in plant pathology at the University of California, Riverside. He died on July 6, 2010 at his home in La Jolla, California at the age of 96. He leaves a legacy as a transformational leader of one of the nation’s ranking agricultural colleges.