Adams State trustees place President McClure on leave

ALAMOSA — In a statement posted by Adams State University on Monday, the ASU trustees announced that ASU President Beverlee McClure is on leave, pending "a mutually agreeable resolution." Following is the trustees' statement:

"The Adams State University Board of Trustees met in executive session on Monday, February 12, to discuss the leadership that the university needs to meet the significant challenges it currently faces.

"The Board of Trustees and ASU President Beverlee McClure have agreed that 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. Dr. McClure will be on leave while the parties work through the details of a transition.

"The board has asked Dr. Matt Nehring to temporarily assume the duties and responsibilities of president. The board has full confidence in Dr. Nehring and believes that he has the leadership to guide the campus for the immediate future."

ASU hired McClure as ASU's 10th president in April of 2015. The first female president, McClure followed Dr. David Svaldi upon his retirement on June 30 of that year.