McClure tapped to head state business group

By Freedom Newspapers

Former Clovis Community College president Beverlee J. McClure has been appointed president and CEO of the Association of Commerce and Industry following a national search, according to a news release from the statewide business group.

McClure has served as the first cabinet secretary of higher education since the Higher Education Department was created by Gov. Bill Richardson and the Legislature in 2005.

She previously served as CCC president for nearly seven years and chaired the Base Realignment Regional Hearing Committee that hosted 15,000 people and three states.

She is a graduate of Leadership New Mexico class of 2000.