It is with great sadness that IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) announces the passing of Dr. Hubert Darnell Glover, who died May 6, 2019, in Silver Spring, Md., at age 62.

Glover, CMA, CSCA, CIA, CPA, Ph.D., was a longtime, dedicated IMA member. He served as a member of the IMA Global Board of Directors, on the board of IMA’s Foundation for Applied Research, and on several IMA committees, including the Small Business Committee and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Glover enjoyed an accomplished career as an educator and businessperson. Born the youngest of five siblings in Elmira, N.Y., he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California with a concentration in broadcast journalism. He went on to earn his MBA in accounting at Clark Atlanta University and his Ph.D. in accounting at Texas A&M University. He became a CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) in 1985 and earned his CSCA® (Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis) credential in 2017.

He dedicated his life to expanding access to education, mentoring youth, and empowering small minority businesses while also succeeding in running a small business of his own, REDE, Inc., which provides institutional support and consulting services to federal agencies including NASA, the Department of Energy, and more. He served as an accounting professor at Clemson University and Georgia State University, was chair of accounting at Howard University and most recently, was a graduate professor at Drexel University. In between his time serving in academia, he worked at Arthur Andersen and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and he served on the boards of many other organizations in addition to IMA, including holding a lifetime membership in the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). 

He wrote more than 50 articles for trade publications, professional organizations, and academic journals, including Strategic Finance and, along with IMA President and CEO Jeff Thomson, New Accountant High School Edition. He also published a book of poetry and co-authored a leadership book, Giraffes of Technology: The Making of the Twenty-First-Century Leader.  

Glover is survived by his wife, Dr. Roni M. Glover; his son, Jason Glover, and daughter, Chanel Glover; as well as many other family members, friends, and professional colleagues.

The family requests that those who want to make memorial contributions should do so to the Cleveland Clinic for the advancement of sarcoidosis research at the following fundraising page: In Honor of Dr. Hubert Darnell Glover Donations can also be made in Glover’s honor to the IMA Memorial Education Fund.