Steven J. McClellan Endowed Scholarship

While Steve’s excellence as a finance officer was widely recognized and honored by his peers, he had a committed realization that the purpose of his job was far beyond just the competent management of millions of dollars. He believed that his main purpose was to assure a proper learning environment so that students would succeed. He was particularly interested in the classroom and encouraged the higher learning institutions at which he worked to invest in the latest technology that instructors requested. It was known but never revealed by Steve himself that he would personally help both students and employees who needed encouragement and financial assistance.

Steve held the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration / CFO at Delta State University. He was a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers, serving as the Vice Chair of Comprehensive College Committee. The Community Colleges Business Officers organization, representing the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana selected Steve as “Most Outstanding Business Officer” from this region.