Robert Glaser is a native Houstonian, currently living in the Rice University area, only a few blocks from his childhood home. A product of the public education system, he attended Poe Elementary, Lanier Middle School and graduated from Lamar High School.
Glaser founded a Houston-based energy services and manufacturing company more than 25 years ago. His operations include both domestic and international customers.
He says his vision for HCCS is to see it expand to meet the needs of the diverse segments of our community. As an employer of skilled labor in his business, he recognizes the importance of access to traditional college education and workforce programs. He also understands that a sound educational institution is built on sound financial footings. He says education is the ‘biggest tool in the box’ when it comes to supplying the skilled workforce necessary to support our local economy.
Active in local community issues for many years, Glaser has worked with state legislators and lobbyists in order to extend deed restrictions for his neighborhood, without creating a POA. He has also worked with others to prevent encroachment and development around established residential areas and fought against implementation of regressive taxes and fees on taxpayers and homeowners.
Glaser earned both BA and BS degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, while also attending summer-school classes at HCC. He later earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of St. Thomas, where he met his wife of 20 years, Janice. They have two sons and a daughter and have lived in their current home for more than 15 years.
During an inspiring, yet frank, address to legislators, industries, educators and community partners, Houston Community College (HCC) Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., said the college, like the city, has many opportunities to thrive and grow, but only if it recognizes where those exist.
On Friday, March 22, United States District Judge Kenneth Hoyt dismissed a lawsuit filed against HCC by Trustee Dave Wilson in which Wilson requested money damages for alleged violations of his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
Winter 2019 Newsletter from Trustee Robert Glaser