Vivian Glover

Board Member

Vivian is the part-time director of community arts and development. She is also an independent producer as well as a producer for NBC News.


Vivian earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from Temple University, later studying international communications as a graduate student at the Universidad de Las Americas in Pueblo, Mexico. Following her post-graduate studies, she began what became her international career as a writer and television producer with NBC News in Washington, D.C. She left NBC to live in Botswana, in Southern Africa, where she organized and headed the first news department for Radio Botswana, broadcasting daily news reports in both English and the indigenous Southern African language, Setswana.


After her tenure in Africa, Vivian moved to England, where she honed her literary skills. In 1986, her novel, The First Fig Tree, was published in London by Methuen Publishing Ltd. and was nominated for the prestigious Booker Prize in the first novel category. In the United States, the novel, published by St. Martin’s Press, was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection. A segment of The First Fig Tree was included in Daughters of African: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present. Edited by Margaret Busby and published in 1992 in the London by Jonathan Cape and in New York by Pantheon Books.

Vivian Glover