April 20, 2014

A&M System Board of Regents appoints new chairman, vice chairman

NEWS RELEASE
May 1, 2013

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously selected Phil Adams, of Bryan-College Station, as its chairman and Cliff Thomas, of Victoria, as vice chairman.

Adams is the owner and president of Phil Adams Company, which provides insurance products and services to business and individuals throughout Texas. He is serving his second six-year term as a member of the Board of Regents. He was first appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in 2001 and again in 2009.

“It has been my honor to serve as a member of this board and I look forward to continuing our hard work and commitment to the Texas A&M University System and the people of Texas,” Adams said.

Thomas is the owner and Chairman of Thomas Petroleum LLC, Speedy Stop Food Stores and C.L. Thomas Inc. He was appointed to the Board of Regents in 2011 and serves as chairman of the Board’s Policy Committee and special athletic liaison to the A&M System members.

“Texas A&M has taught me the value of integrity and excellence in my life and the opportunity to continue giving back in this new role is humbling,” Thomas said.

About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, nine state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.

 Contact: Steven B. Moore
(979) 458-6023
Syscomm@tamus.edu