Adrienne Glore, a native of Houston, Texas, did most of her schooling on the East Coast. She attended high school at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, and she received a B.A. double majoring in Speech Pathology and Sociology from Howard University in Washington, DC. However, after completing her undergraduate work, Adrienne Glore returned to Houston to continue studying Speech Pathology at the University of Houston. After marrying, she moved to St. Louis to continue her career as a speech therapist in St. Louis Public Schools.
Several years later, she decided to explore career alternatives in higher education; thus she took a position at Washington University. Initially, Adrienne Glore served as a member of the Office of Campus Programs. Her position was soon expanded to include program planning for the Office of Residential Life. Throughout her career at Washington University, she has served in various capacities/departments within the Division of Student Affairs, later known as Campus Life. She has worked on a host of university projects, as well as serving in a supervisory capacity for such departments as Student Educational Services and Disabled Student Services. She also proposed and implemented the development of a publication for and about African American students at Washington University, known as DIMENSION Black Students at Washington University. However, her most satisfying assignment has been to work with the John B. Ervin Scholars Program.
She joined Dean James McLeod and Mrs. Dorothy Elliott shortly after the creation of the Ervin scholarship was announced in 1986. In the years after, she served as an Associate Dean of Students, and throughout her career she has been a member of many boards including The St. Louis Art Museum's Friends Board, the St. Louis Chapter of UNICEF's Board, and Junior League of St. Louis Board. In May of 2008 she retired from the University, but still remains connected to the Ervin Program.