Xavier Graduates Get Big Promotions on National Stages

Summer was an important time for a pair of Xavier graduates who took on national positions with the U.S. Army and the Federal Communications Commission.

Congratulations go out to alumni Jerry Ellig, now the chief economist for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Maj. Gen. David P. Glaser, provost marshal of the U.S. Army.

Glaser graduated from Xavier in 1985 with a BSBA in Finance while participating in the Army ROTC program. He had been serving as a one-star general in the Army since 2014. In May, he earned his second star, giving him the rank of Major General, effectively making him the chief of police for the Army and the head of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

In all, he’s served 32 years in the military, where he’s earned a Bronze Star and several other accolades and commendations.

In the financial world, Ellig was hired as the FCC’s new chief economist in July. Previously, he was a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he analyzed, among other topics, the role of economic analysis in the U.S. regulatory process and competition policy in telecommunications, broadband and electronic commerce.

Ellig graduated from Xavier with an economics degree in 1984.