A former advisor to two U.S. presidents will describe his experiences as part of Blinn College’s celebration of Black History Month.
Frederick D. McClure, Chief Executive Officer of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, will speak at noon on Thursday, Feb. 13 in the Barbara L. Pearson Banquet Room located in the Blinn College – Bryan campus Student Center.
The event, sponsored by the College’s Division of Social Sciences, is free and open to the public.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from leaders of great character and integrity,” McClure said. “It is my privilege to share some of what I have learned with the leaders of tomorrow.”
McClure served as a senior member of the White House staff advising presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. McClure has served as associate deputy U.S. attorney general, chairman of the Board of Visitors and the U.S. Naval Academy, and as legislative director to U.S. Senator John Tower, and was also a member of the National Civil Aviation Review Commission.
McClure graduated with a degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University, where he served as the university’s first black student body president. He was named the university’s 115th Distinguished Alumnus in 1991 and, in 1995, began a six-year term on Texas A&M’s Board of Regents. McClure has also served as vice president of the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students.
“We are fortunate to have such a distinguished leader in our community who is willing to share his experiences and wisdom with the next generation,” said Dr. Blanche Brick, Division Chair of Social Science at the Blinn College-Bryan campus. “Mr. McClure values the educational process and making personal connections with students, and we look forward to learning from his unique experiences.”
Blinn enrolled 18,413 students this Fall and has experienced 31.1 percent growth since 2006. Founded in 1883, the College’s tuition and fees average about one-third the cost of the same classes at most four-year public universities in the state. In addition to its campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg and Sealy, the College teaches online courses, dual credit for high school and prepares students for quick employment through its career and technical certification programs. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.