Glenn W. Ferguson

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Glenn W. Ferguson
6th President of the American University of Paris
In office
Preceded byCatherine Ingold
Succeeded byLee Huebner
9th President of the University of Connecticut
In office
Preceded byHomer D. Babbidge, Jr.
Succeeded byJohn A. DiBiaggio
7th President of Clark University
In office
Preceded byFrederick H. Jackson
Succeeded byMortimer H. Appley
2nd United States Ambassador to Kenya
In office
September 16, 1966 – April 7, 1969
Preceded byWilliam Attwood
Succeeded byRobinson McIlvaine
Personal details
Born(1929-01-28)January 28, 1929
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
DiedDecember 20, 2007(2007-12-20) (aged 78)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Alma materCornell University (B.A.)
Cornell University (M.B.A.)
University of Pittsburgh (J.D.)
ProfessionDiplomat and Academic Administrator

Glenn W. Ferguson (January 28, 1929 in Syracuse, New York - December 20, 2007 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) was an American diplomat and university president. He received his bachelor's degree in Economics in 1950, an MBA in 1951, both from Cornell University, and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was the United States Ambassador to Kenya from 1966–1969 and the head of several universities, including Chancellor of Long Island University, President of Clark University, the University of Connecticut, and the American University of Paris. He was the first director of the volunteer program VISTA and, for a short time, Director of the Lincoln Center in New York City. He died on December 20, 2007 from prostate cancer at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.[1][2]


  1. ^ Glenn W. Ferguson, 78; Envoy to Kenya Washington Post, January 3, 2008
  2. ^ Glenn W. Ferguson, Former Ambassador to Kenya, Dies at 78 New York Times, January 5, 2008
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
William Attwood
United States Ambassador to Kenya
Succeeded by
Robinson McIlvaine