Adams State University President Placed on Leave

Adams State University PresidentBeverlee McClure, president of Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado, has been placed on leave after she was accused of bullying faculty. She has also been criticized for declining enrollments and the fact that the university was placed on probation by its accrediting agency. A current faculty member told the Denver Post, that Dr. McClure is “vindictive, hyper-sensitive to criticism, and just plain mean.”

In a statement, the board of trustees said “the priorities of the current board are no longer congruent with the priorities of the president, and the parties are therefore working to accomplish a mutually agreeable resolution.”

In published reports, Dr. McClure has stated that she is the one being bullied and that her critics are sexist.

Dr. McClure became president of Adams State University in July 1, 2015. She had been serving as the president and CEO of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry. Earlier she was secretary of higher education for the state of New Mexico and also served as president of Clovis Community College.

Dr. McClure is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she majored in business administration. She holds an MBA from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

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