Jim McClenahan serves as the Director of Corporate Relations and Outreach for the College of Business. In this position, he is responsible for connecting graduate students to the business community through events, internships and providing contacts for career opportunities. He is also responsible for recruitment of new graduate students and administering the Corporate Partners program at the College of Business. Jim administers the Nevada Global Business Program, which was designed to give graduate and undergraduate students short, experiential, international course experience. Previously he served as the Director of Management and Executive Programs for Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. As a Director in Extended Studies he is responsible for overseeing noncredit, professional programs in many areas such as social media, human resources and gaming management.
In the community, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Chamber (the merged Northern Nevada and Reno Sparks Chamber) and previously served as Chair –Elect and Treasurer for the past four years. He serves on the board of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), on the management team for the IBM Smarter Regions initiative and is president of the Pastoral Council at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church. Previously he served on the board of WIN in Reno. He teaches marketing the University of Nevada, Reno in the Executive MBA program. He enjoys the outdoors and spends time fishing and camping each summer. He completed his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006.