Higher Education Department Has New Leader

1 decade 3 years 3 months ago Wednesday, July 26 2006 Jul 26, 2006 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 8:18:15 PM CDT July 26, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - The state Department of Higher Education has a new, but familiar, leader. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education has appointed Charles McClain as interim commissioner, effective Aug. 1. He had the same job from 1989-1995. McClain also was president of what's now Truman State University in Kirksville from 1970-1989. The higher education board is conducting a nationwide search for a permanent commissioner, which could take several months. Current Commissioner Gregory Fitch left the job in June to take a similar position in Alabama.

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