CCC president appointed for education post

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Staff and Wire Reports As the state’s first secretary of higher education, Beverlee McClure confronts a long list of challenges and increasing the number of college graduates in New Mexico ranks among her toughest assignments. McClure, president of Clovis Community College, was named Thursday by Gov. Bill Richardson to head the newly created Higher Education [...]

CCC president expected to receive state post

David Stevens: Freedom Newpapers Clovis Community College President Beverlee McClure is expected to be named the state’s new Higher Education secretary today, college regents Robert Lydick and Gayla Brumfield and state Sen. Stuart Ingle said. Officials with the governor’s office declined to confirm the appointment, but Bill Richardson scheduled a press conference for 9 a.m. [...]

McClure looks to keep going

By Marlena Hartz Beverlee McClure, president of Clovis Community College, is a first-generation college student — her parents had no college or university experience. In a similar financial predicament as most of the students she now presides over, she once worked 40 hours a week for an insurance company while taking a full load of [...]

Colleges insist bond money helps community, too

By Kevin Wilson New Mexico voters approved more than $94 million in bonds on Tuesday to help the state’s colleges and universities upgrade infrastructure. But proponents say the voters’ decision will benefit more than just higher education. “When you think of bonds, you tend to think of how it helps the university and that’s not [...]