Throughout our history, Black faculty and staff have played a significant and necessary role at Washington University. They have been integral to the success of generations of students while influencing campus culture and climate. Join us on November 30 as we kick off our year-long series spotlighting Black faculty and staff and the alumni and friends who have been inspired and influenced by them. Our first event will be a virtual conversation featuring Gabrielle Glore, producer of Emmy-nominated Sylvie’s Love, and daughter of the late Adrienne Glore, former associate dean of students and beloved member of the student affairs staff for 32 years.


Adrienne Glore

Adrienne Glore was known for her commitment to students and for helping to make WashU a more welcoming and diverse community. She joined the university’s staff in 1976 as coordinator of student activities. She was named associate dean of students for special services and programs in 1987.

Among Glores many contributions, she served as advisor for the senior class officers, the Association of Black Students, and Ashoka, WashU’s South Asian Student Association. She helped promote the diversity of the university community through planning events like Cultural Celebration Weekend, Diwali, and the Chinese New Year Festival (now Lunar New Year); proposing and implementing the publication Dimensions for African-American students; and organizing the W. E. B. Du Bois Awards (now the James E. McLeod Honors and Awards).

In 1987, Glore took on leadership duties for the university’s newly established John B. Ervin Scholars Program, a merit-based scholarship for students who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to diversity, leadership, and service. She remained involved and committed to the program even after her retirement in 2008. In 2009, Glore received the university’s Rosa L. Parks Award for her meritorious service to the community.

learn more about the Ervin Scholars Program

The Ervin Scholars Legacy Fund was recently renamed The Dorothy H. Elliott and Adrienne L. Glore Legacy Fund. Learn more about the Ervin Scholars Program and how gifts to the legacy fund honor Glore’s incredible life.

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Gabrielle Glore

Gabrielle Glore works in the independent film industry as producer of the Emmy-nominated Sylvie’s Love, executive producer of Dirty Laundry, and film financier of Through the Fire. She produced two seasons of The Round for BET’s female-focused network CENTRIC. Under the GLORIFIED production banner, she is developing a slate of episodic and feature projects, spanning the scripted, unscripted and animation genres. She serves as a consulting producer for WarnerMedia’s 150-artist studio focused on content innovation. Her consulting firm, The Glore Group, has worked with clients such as HBO, BET Networks, ARRAY, and the Equal Justice Initiative.