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Many individuals are serving Mays Business School to host the 50th Celebration Weekend under the leadership of the Host Committee.


Mays Business School Dean


Dr. Eli Jones is Professor of Marketing, Dean of Mays Business School, and Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. He has received Excellence in Teaching awards on the university, national, and international levels. He teaches sales and marketing courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels.


50th Co-chair


Lowry Mays is the namesake of the school and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board. He is founder and CEO emeritus of Clear Channel Communications and on the board of directors of the Mays Family Foundation. In 2017, the school received a commitment of $25 million from the Mays Family Foundation, the largest single commitment in the school’s history.


50th Co-chair

Benton Cocanougher was dean of Mays Business School from 1987 to 2001 and dean emeritus and professor emeritus at Texas A&M University. He also served as interim chancellor of the Texas A&M University System and interim dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service.


50th Co-chair

Jerry Strawser was dean of Mays Business School from 2001 to 2014. He holds the KPMG Chair in Accounting and continues to teach accounting courses. He serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Texas A&M University.



  • Carri Baker

  • Warren Barhorst

  • Brandon Coleman, Jr.

  • David and Julia Gardner

  • Brett Knowles

  • Sammy Miller

  • Kyle Mitchan

  • Crosby Scofield

  • Angela Torn Shaw

  • Mark Taylor




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