Distinguished Aggie Alumni Receives Prestigious Award

photo of Neal Adams, Harrington tower in background

Written by: Mati Abner (cehdcomm@tamu.edu)
Post date: November 12, 2018

Neal Adams ‘68 will receive the one of the most prestigious awards among Texas educators at the Dr. John R. Hoyle Memorial Administrative Leadership Institute (ALI).

The Golden Deeds Award is given to someone from any profession who has improved the Texas educational system through actions and deeds. This award will be presented at the ALI banquet on Nov. 29.

Adams was born and raised in Tyler, TX. He earned his B.B.A. in Marketing from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University in 1968 and  his Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law in 1970. Adams has practiced law in Tarrant County for more than 46 years.

The Texas Association of School Administrators chose Adams’ law firm, Adams, Lynch and Loftin, P.C., as the General Counsel in 1987. He represented the school superintendents of the State of Texas for 31 years.

This led to the opportunity to serve the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for many years as well as serving on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Higher Education Foundation, where Adams now serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Adams has continued to be honored by Texas A&M. He was inducted in the Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor in 2010 and was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2008.

Other ALI award winners include:

  • Hoyle Award - Brandon Hubbard, Chilton ISD Superintendent
  • Thomas Poe ESC Leadership Award - Cornelio Gonzalez, Ph. D, Executive Director of the Region One Education Service Center
  • Paul R. Hensarling Distinguished Student Award - Jeff Mann, Director of Instruction and Leadership Development, College Station ISD
  • T.M. Stinnett Award - Chelsea Pope Collins, Doctoral Student in Educational Leadership at Texas A&M

ALI will take place Nov. 29-30. It is an annual event that brings together Texas public education and higher education leaders. The purpose of the conference is to help school leaders impact schools to ensure the success of all students.

This year’s focus is State of the State: Leading Transformation. Superintendents, office administrators, principals and campus leaders are welcome to attend. For more information visit: tx.ag/eHsp9fz