The word "glad" is similar in meaning to "happy" but is not as common. It most commonly appears in certain set phrases like "glad ___ is over". Some other phrases that use "glad" are:
- (be) glad to see(clause)
I'm very glad to see that the Obama administration is taking the lead on this and trying to come up with some way to address the problem.
- I'm glad you're here. / I'm glad to be here.
- I'm glad you came.
- glad to meet (someone)
I'm so glad to finally meet you! I've heard so much about you!
- (be) glad (that something) finally (happened)
I'm glad they finally got around to fixing that thing.
- glad (to be / to get) rid of (something)
I was so glad to get rid of that ugly old sofa! It was about time!
"Happy" can replace "glad" in most of these phrases.