Contact & Location


The James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research

Physical & Mailing Address: 
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 364-4549
Leadership Gifts

Naming Opportunities for Leadership Gifts

Naming Opportunities for Leadership Gifts

The Center for Public Policy Research was renamed to honor Jim and Louise McClure who are beloved by the University, state, region and nation because of their dedication to leadership, service and education. Our campaign invites others who share their dedication to join us and lend their name to vital components of the Center such as:

Public Policy Research Director
The work of Center will require the Director to conduct significant research, present papers at national conferences, as well as make speeches and presentations across Idaho and the nation. The title of the Named Director will be given wide and broad exposure and will lend influence and prestige to the Center. More importantly, the “Name on the Director’s title” will be linked and associated with the McClure Center in perpetuity. Everywhere the Director’s name appears – in electronic and print media - the title of the “Named” Director will appear.

Graduate Research Assistant Fellowship

Building the leadership of the Center for Public Policy Research to include graduate fellowships differentiates this center from any other in the state of Idaho because it combines our mission of providing high quality educational opportunities to our students while increasing the Center’s capacity for research and data analysis with the increased capacity for research and data analysis of the center.

Data Collection, Polling, and Surveying Center
A primary activity of the Center is expected to be ongoing public polling of citizens to provide information to leaders setting public policy. The Center plans to utilize the University’s Advancement Calling Center and Survey Research Unit for a portion of that activity and initial investment of computer hardware and software will be required to achieve a fully functional Center for Public Policy Research.

Public Policy Forums
$50,000 - $100,000
Public Policy Forums will strengthen the relationships between the citizens of Idaho, public policy makers, and the University of Idaho by hosting topics of significant interest. An example of a public policy forum speaker is Howard Burkes, award-winning rural affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, who recently gave a public forum at the University of Idaho. The Forum Speakers would be available to speak in venues around the state.