Chancellor Candidate Beverlee J. McClure, Ed.D.

Chancellor Candidate
Beverlee J. McClure, Ed.D.
Beverlee J. McClure has served as president and CEO of the New
Mexico Association of Commerce & Industry since July 2007. She
is responsible for leading and directing the statewide chamber of
McClure was responsible for creating the New Mexico Center for
Economic Opportunity, which targets job growth and retention.
She also led the effort to create a jobs agenda for the state and
successfully lobbied for legislation necessary to support the
McClure also served as the first New Mexico secretary of higher
education for two years, where she was responsible for budget
and policy development for higher education and the special
schools in New Mexico.
She also served as the president of Clovis (N.M.) Community
College for five-plus years.
McClure is the board chair for YES! Housing and treasurer of the
New Mexico Community Capital Board. She serves on the New Mexico Early Childhood Development
Partnership Advisory Council, the Rio Grande Water Fund Advisory Board, and the Unidos Council. She
is a member of the New Mexico Women’s Forum and the New Mexico Amigos.
McClure’s doctorate in education is from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a master’s degree
in business administration from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and a bachelor’s degree in
business administration from Texas A&M-Commerce (formerly East Texas State University).