Kent Glasscock is the president of the Kansas State University Innovation Partners (KSU-IP). KSU-IP deploys technological innovation throughout the world stemming from Kansas State University research via licensing, corporate partnerships and new company creation. During Glasscock’s tenure, KSU-IP has generated nearly $100 million in direct cash benefit back to the university.
Prior to joining KSU-IP in 2003, Glasscock spent 16 years in public office including service as Mayor, Majority Leader and Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives.
In 2012, Ingram’s magazine named Glasscock one of its “50 Kansans You Should Know.”
Glasscock has a long history of community leadership in Manhattan with service on literally hundreds of committees, boards, and task forces. He has chaired or served on the steering committee of numerous K12, quality of life, and economic development funding initiatives that have created public/private community investment of over $500,000,000.
Glasscock also serves as chairman and CEO of his family retail lumber businesses operating in Missouri, Iowa, Utah, and Kansas.
Glasscock is a Kansas State University graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in English, 1976. He also grew up in Manhattan, Kansas.