Chief Glenna J. Wallace

Chief GlennaGlenna J. Wallace is the Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and will be joining attendees at ACPA17 in March. She was elected into office in 2006 and is the first woman to ever hold this position in her tribe. Chief Glenna’s traditional name, Ni ni le wi pi mi, comes from the Eagle or Chicken clan and means An Eagle Overhead Watching Everyone.

From 1968 to 2006, Chief Glenna was employed at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri.  She spent over 38 years in various capacities at the college; some of her positions included: Interim Academic Dean, Department Chair of Communications, Director of International Travel and Director of Adult Basic Education (GED).

Chief Glenna holds degrees from several institutions, which include an Ed.S., M.A. and B.A. from Pittsburg State University and Post Graduate Studies at Tulsa, Arkansas, and Southwest Missouri State Universities.