Victoria businessman named vice chairman of A&M Board of Regents

May 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.

Texas A&M University System regents Wednesday selected Victoria businessman Cliff Thomas as vice chairman.

Thomas was appointed to the board in 2011.

Thomas, who received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, is owner and CEO of Thomas Petroleum, Speedy Stop Food Stores and C.L. Thomas Inc. He is a member of the Texas Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores, according to the Texas A&M University website.

The regents also named two-term board member Phil Adams, of Bryan-College Station, as chairman.

Adams, an insurance businessman, was first appointed to the board by Gov. Rick Perry in 2001. He was re-appointed in 2009.

The board oversees 11 universities with more than 120,000 students in the Texas A&M system.



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