Brent Glass representing Students United and raising money for the Penny Fellowship in 1996

Brent Glass representing Students United and raising money for the Penny Fellowship in 1996

Students United is proud to announce the winner of the 2016 Andrea Ruesch Outstanding Alumni Award, Brent Glass.

Brent served as Executive Director for the Minnesota State College Student Association, and is credited with establishing their initial student leadership scholarship. Brent then pursued a professional role in student services at both the college and university levels. He worked with student populations to increase student success and to encourage involvement in the campus and state student communities. Currently, Brent continues his commitment to students through his service at Minnesota State in the Academic and Student Affairs Division.

A current colleague referred to Brent as, “the embodiment of what is best about our Minnesota State colleges and universities.”

Brent became involved because of issues he cared about, and stayed involved because he cared about his fellow students and the importance of higher education. Brent went to Bemidji State University for his undergraduate degree and then received his masters at St. Cloud State University. Currently, he is pursuing his Higher Education Administration doctoral degree at St. Cloud State University. He served as both a board member and state chair for Students United.

The Students United Outstanding Alumni Award was established in 2012 to honor the memory of Andrea Ruesch who passed away in 2009. Andrea Ruesch graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1995. She was the Students United State Chair during 1994-95 and also served as the Students United Director of Development during 1999-2002. Her enthusiasm, skills and professionalism made a lasting, positive contribution to Students United.

Brent Glass will be accepting this award on November 12th at the November Delegates Luncheon.