President's Bio

Gloria Jean Sweet-Love was born in Fayette County Tennessee and attended the public schools of Fayette County. She graduated with honors from the Fayette-Ware High School. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Tennessee State University and has done further study at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a concentration in Business Management. 

Employed by Procter & Gamble at Jackson, TN for 25 and a half years, she served in various administrative and leadership roles in manufacturing and human resources. Her last assignment was as Administrator of Industrial Health & Safety Systems for the Duncan Hines Cake Mix Business. 

Ms Sweet-Love has attained a number of firsts in her life, these includes: in 1988, the first African American Woman appointed to the Haywood County School Board.
In November of 2005, the delegates to the Tennessee School Board Association (TSBA) Convention in Nashville, Tennessee elected Gloria as their president. This election made her the first African American woman and only the third African American to be elected as president of the State Association. 

A volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Gloria has served as Community Ambassador & Advocacy Coordinator of volunteers. 

In 1995 she was elected as President of the Tennessee State Conference of NAACP Branches. In 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 & 2009 she was re-elected without opposition. 
She currently serves Chair of the Southeast Region NAACP Leadership Caucus. In February 2008, she was elected as an at-large member to the NAACP National Board of Directors. She serves on the NAACP National Education, Election Supervisory, Religious Affairs and Resolutions Committees.

The following quote from a newspaper editorial accurately describes Gloria Jean Sweet-Love. 
“An avid public speaker and champion of Human Rights, Gloria’s knowledge, dedication, hard work, and integrity have given her the ability to empower others through her leadership.”