|Sport:||Swimming and Diving|
Glenn Perry earned seven NCAA II All-American certificates in
the 200 and 400 individual medleys, 200 butterfly and 400 medley
relay as a freshman and sophomore at Cal Poly from 1979-81. In the
fall of 1981, he left swimming due to family commitments and
returned to Walnut Creek to assist his family after his father's
During his swimming career at Cal Poly, Perry held five school records in the 100 and 200 butterfly, 200 and 400 individual medley and 400 medley relay. He was the team MVP in swimming along with being the vice-chairman of the Board of Athletic Control that represented athletics in the Cal Poly Student Senate. He was dorm president his freshman year and vice chairman of Business Council his senior year. Glenn graduated in 1985 with a degree in Business Administration.
Perry has also dedicated his time and effort to the Behring Wheelchair Foundation, traveling to some of the world's poorest countries to provide mobility. In 2009, he spearheaded, fundraised and led a 250-wheelchair distribution to the country of Belize. In 2010, immediately after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, Perry procured medical supplies and solicited doctors to travel to the country with the organization. As a team member of the medical triage, the 25 volunteers provided the first medical relief to the victims of Leogone, the epicenter of the earthquake.
Perry is involved with the development and growth of a Peabody award winning organization, Student's Rising Above (SRA). SRA provides college scholarships to Northern California students facing overwhelming challenges. As a first generation elected Board of Director, he proactively helped with fundraising and assisted the organization to grow from eight scholarships per year to their current, 100 scholarships per year. Wendy Tokuda, founder of SRA, once characterized him by saying, "He has all the energy of a competitor, but the heart of an altruist."
He is the owner and president of Pacific Security Real Estate Services in Walnut Creek, Calif., where he lives with his wife, Tammie and two sons, Brandon and Collin.