Neal W. Adams ’68, BBA in marketing, was recently appointed vice chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board by Governor Rick Perry ’72. Adams is chair of the Coordinating Board’s Strategic Planning Committee and was formerly a member of the Administration and Financial Planning Committee, Campus Planning Committee and the Legislative Relations Committee.

The Coordinating Board works with the Texas Legislature, the governor, the governing boards of colleges and universities and higher education officials to efficiently provide wide access to quality higher education throughout the state.

Adams is principal attorney and co-owner of the Adams, Lynch & Loftin, P.C., law firm in Bedford, Texas. He is a former member of the Board of Managers for the Tarrant County Hospital District, former member and president of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, former chairman of the board and co-editor of the Newsletter for the School Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and former member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.