Former CCC head McClure in running for new position

By CNJ Staff

The New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education, also the former president of Clovis Community College, is among five finalists for the presidency of Southern Utah University, in Cedar City, according to a Utah System of Higher Education press release.

Beverlee McClure stepped down from the Clovis Community College presidency in August 2005 when she was appointed as the state’s first secretary of higher education. She has served in that post since September 2005.

The Utah State Board of Regents will meet in executive session to interview the five candidates Friday, according to the release. Regents hope to select the president later that day, according to Utah System of Higher Education spokesperson Amanda Covington.

The Clovis News Journal attempted to reach McClure for comment Wednesday afternoon. A message was left for McClure with a spokesperson for the New Mexico Higher Education Department but a call was not returned.
A west Texas native, McClure served as CCC president from 1999 to 2005.