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Ken McClure

Ken McClure






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Missouri State University
VP Administrative and Info Services
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897 work
Vice President for Administrative and Information Services


  • MA in History, 1974, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • BA in History, Magna Cum Laude, 1972, Missouri State University


Per-course instructor in the department of political science

Professional experience

  • Vice president for administrative and information services, Missouri State University, 2008-present
  • Associate vice president for administrative services, Missouri State University, 2006-2008
  • Chief of staff, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, 2005-2006
  • Transition director, Missouri Governor-Elect Matt Blunt, 2004-2005
  • Associate general manager-administration, City Utilities of Springfield, 1998-2005
  • Director of regulatory planning, City Utilities of Springfield, 1997-1998
  • Chairman, vice Chairman and commissioner, Missouri Public Service Commission, 1990-1997
  • Deputy director-administration, Missouri Department of Economic Development, 1981-1990
  • Staff director, Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee, 1977-1981
  • Budget analyst, Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee, 1974-1977
  • Military service, 1972-1980

Research and professional interests

Professional activities

  • Chair, Jordan Valley Advisory Committee, 2011-present
  • Member, Jordan Valley Advisory Committee, 2009-present
  • Member, Springfield Good Government Committee, 2009-present
  • Member, Missouri State Capitol Commission, 2008-present
  • Chair, Personnel Advisory Board, State of Missouri, 2008-present
  • Board Member, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, 2002-2008
  • President-Board of Directors, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, 2004-2006
  • Vice Chairman, Economic Development, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce,  2003-2004
  • Division Director, Springfield Area United Way, 2003-2004
  • Board Member, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 2001-2004
  • Board Member, Urban Districts Alliance, 2006-present 
  • President, Urban Districts Alliance, 2009-2010
  • Board Member, Springfield Area Council of Churches, 2001-2005, 2007-present
  • Board Member, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation, 2001-2005,
  • President, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation, 2008-2010
  • Executive Management Institute, American Public Power Association, 2002
  • Leadership Springfield, 2000-2001
  • Transition Director, Secretary of State-elect Matt Blunt, 2000
  • Springfield Rotary Club, 1997-2004, 2006-present
  • Missouri State University Community Band, 1997-2004, 2006-present
  • Climate Change Task Force, American Public Power Association, 1998-2004
  • Leadership Missouri, 1998
  • One Accord Gospel Productions, 1972-1980, 2005-present

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