Friday, November 9, 2018

In Memoriam: Jerry Glaub

Jerry Glaub
Gerald R. Glaub, a nationally recognized leader in school board communications, who worked for 38 years at the Illinois Association of School Boards, died Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was 81. 

Glaub began his IASB career in 1969 as the communications department director, coming over from a communications position at the University of Illinois. He served as the head of the department throughout his long career, but also headed up the member services department for several years. Glaub served for a short time as interim executive director. He retired in May 2007 but continued as a part-time consultant. 

Prior to his years at IASB, Glaub  worked in corporate communications in Chicago, and spent several years affiliated with higher education institutions, including time at Purdue University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, working in university communications. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois.

Known throughout the state as a school public relations expert, Glaub received communications awards for his work as an editor of both The Illinois School Board Journal and Illinois School Board Newsbulletin. He also reflected on his career and service to school boards in the IASB centennial book, “1913-2013 Lighting the Way for 100 Years.”

A memorial gathering will be held from noon until the time of a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home; in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Inner City Mission of Central Illinois Foodbank.