Ken McClure has been named the new associate vice president for administrative services at Missouri State University.
He will begin his new duties Aug. 28. He replaces Fred Marty, who retired in March and will be paid $95,000 a year.
McClure resigned today as chief of staff for Gov. Matt Blunt, a position he has held since Blunt took office in January 2005.
McClure also headed Blunt’s transition team from November 2004 through January 2005.
He was not available for comment.
"There was a terrific match between Ken McClure’s skills and experience and the requirements of this position," Missouri State President Mike Nietzel said in a university release.
"And besides, Ken is coming home – he maintained his residence in Springfield even while he commuted and worked in Jefferson City."
Thursday, July 27, 2006
BLUNT CHIEF TO MISSOURI STATE
Steve Koehler at the News-Leader has the follow-up to the speculation:
Some might think it's a brilliant move by Nietzel, bringing in someone thisclose to the governor. We think the last thing Missouri State University needs is a polarizing, politicizing veep.