Glenn Scolnik was born in East Chicago, Indiana. He graduated from Munster High School, where he was an All-State football player, in 1969. He then attended Indiana University on an athletic scholarship, playing football (1972 Honorable Mention All American, 1972 Leading Big Ten Pass Receiver, 1972 First Team Academic All Big Ten and All American), and graduating with a B.S. in business in 1973. Scolnik was drafted by the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers, as a wide receiver, and played for the team during the 1973/74 season. He then played for the New York Giants (1974/75), before spending a season (1975/76) in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Realizing that football wasn’t a long-term occupation, Scolnik enrolled at the Duquesne University Law School while still playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 1976, he transferred to the Indiana University School of Law where he received his J.D., Cum Laude, in 1978. After law school Scolnik joined the Indianapolis law firm of Sommer & Barnard, where he became a partner in 1984. In 1993, Scolnik joined the New York-based private equity firm, Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company (HKW). In 1998, he was named President and CEO in charge of HKW operations worldwide. Scolnik became the Chairman of the Board of HKW in 2009 and currently holds the title, Senior Advisor.
Scolnik has been an active supporter of both Indiana University and the Law School. He has served on the I.U. Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Law School’s Board of Visitors (2009- ), and the Board of Directors of the Law School’s Conservation Law Center. His 2014 gift to the conservation clinic established the clinic's Glenn and Donna Scolnik Clinical Chair. In addition, he funded the Kelley School of Business Glenn and Donna Scolnik Scholarship.
Glenn Scolnik was inducted into the Kelley School of Business Academy of Alumni Fellows in 2015, after having been inducted into the Maurer School of Law’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2013. Additionlally, Scolnik was inducted into the Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.
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"Glenn Scolnik" (1951). Maurer Notable Alumni. 112.