Dr. Beverlee J. McClure is the president of Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. Adams State University is a comprehensive university with undergraduate and graduate degrees and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. In addition to academics, the University offers a diverse array of cultural activities to the San Luis Valley and beyond.
Prior to this position, Dr. McClure was the president and CEO of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI). ACI serves as the statewide chamber of commerce and serves as a policy think tank for business-related issues. In this capacity, Dr. McClure worked to facilitate positive change in the laws and regulations that govern business and industry. While at ACI, she led the Economic Gardening Pilot Project to target growth in later stage companies.
Previously, Dr. McClure served as New Mexico’s first cabinet secretary of higher education, a position she held for almost two years. Dr. McClure came to New Mexico as the president of Clovis Community College. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
Dr. McClure is the Chair of the board for YES Housing, a non-profit that creates affordable workforce housing. She currently serves on the board of the First Southwest Community Fund and the board of Campus Compact of the Mountain West. She is also a Community Key Leader for the Alamosa County Prevention Coalition. She is the former chair of the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership Advisory Council, and former treasurer of the New Mexico Community Capital Board. She has been a member of the International Women’s Forum since 2000.