Director of Human Resources & Student Financial Aid Aviation Geek, Rewards Points Freak, Amateur Travel Agent
Say hello to Rob Glancy! Rob is the Director of Human Resources and Student Financial Aid at Field. Rob plays an important role in designing the employee experience and he also works closely with the admission department to ensure students and families have opportunities through our financial aid program. Outside of Field – Rob has many hobbies including passions for cooking and trying new food. Keep reading to learn more about the incredible cooking experience he had in college.
Where did you grow up?
SE Massachusetts just outside of Providence, Rhode Island.
What is your alma mater?
University of Colorado at Boulder and Harvard Business School
What is your favorite book or podcast?
The Great Gatsby
What is something that people at The Field School might not know about you?
I spent a summer in college studying French cooking in London.
What hobbies do you have outside of The Field School?
Cooking, eating out, trains, planes, and automobiles, golf, and skiing (although I don’t get to ski very often these days).
What was the first concert you ever attended?
Raffi. It was supposed to be Sesame Street Live but I got sick on the day and couldn’t go. I am still haunted by the disappointment.
Who inspires you and why?
My late father, who made his career as a professional artist (he sculpted in glass). I saw first hand how his hard work and determination paid off. As he used to say, "it's art work... not art play." He also never lost his childlike sense of wonder and curiosity. One of the things that kept him engaged and always evolving his own work, was a near 40-year volunteer relationship as an instructor and critic at Rhode Island School of Design. His work with students inspired him a great deal and I try to be likewise, each day on campus.
If you could share one piece of advice with your younger self, what would it be?
Spend a lot less time thinking and worrying about what other people think of you, and more time considering how you think and feel about yourself.
What do you love most about working at The Field School?
It is humbling and inspiring to be part of a professional community so singularly focused on the experience of our students. As a relatively new arrival to Field, it has been such a smooth and easy transition as the enthusiasm to lean in and get involved in all aspects of the school has been infectious.