Wesley McClure, the ninth president of Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, died on December 6 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was 71 years old.
Dr. McClure was a native of Jackson, Tennessee, and graduated from Lane College in 1964. He held a master’s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in educational research from the University of Virginia.
Before coming to Lane College, Dr. McClure served as president of Virginia State University and was chancellor of Southern University in Baton Rouge. Earlier in his career he held administrative posts at St. Augustine’s College and Clark College.