Author Profile

Bill McClure | Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Current Position and Past Experience
Bill McClure assumed his current role as Executive Director of Continuing & Professional Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005. Prior to this, McClure served for 11 years as Director of Non-Credit Continuing Education at Binghamton University.

McClure has taught businesses courses at several other colleges and universities, including Binghamton University, Syracuse University, City Colleges of Chicago, and the University of Maryland. He also has also held leadership positions in the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA, the Continuing Education Association of New York (CEA NY), and the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS).

Before moving into higher education, McClure was a career senior officer in the United States Air Force. He held posts such as Defense Attaché for Education and Training at the U.S. Embassy in Prague, CZ and as Chief of Advanced Systems Training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.

Education, Honors and Achievements
McClure has earned two Master’s degrees, one in Education Administration and the other in Business Administration.

McClure has received several professional awards including the Adelle F. Robertson Professional Continuing Education Award from UPCEA.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
McClure has been a marathon runner (twice at Boston and once at Athens, GR), is a musician, serves on two community boards, and enjoys travel.