Lowry Mays, Chairman


Lowry Mays of San Antonio received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1957 and received an MBA from Harvard University.  He previously served on the Board of Regents from 1985-1991.  The college of business at Texas A&M University bears his name, “Mays Business School.”

Mr. Mays is chairman and chief executive officer of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., which operates about 1,225 radio stations and 39 television stations in the United States.  Clear Channel Communications also operates more than 750,000 outdoor advertising displays in 66 countries and has equity interests in over 240 international radio stations.

Mr. Mays has received many honors including the prestigious National Association of Broadcasters National Radio Award and the Golden Mike Award from the Broadcasters’ Foundation.  Texas A&M University awarded him both the Distinguished Alumni Award and the C.W. Conn Distinguished New Venture Leader Award.  In 1997, Mr. Mays was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame, the Texas Business Hall of Fame and was honored as the San Antonio World Affairs Council’s International Citizen of the Year. 

Mr. Mays is a member and past chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, a member of the board of the YMCA, past chairman of United Way in San Antonio and Bexar County and past chairman of the Joint Board of the National Association of Broadcasters. 

Mr. Mays was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2001.  He was elected chairman of the Board in 2003.  Mr. Mays is chair of the Public Policy and Planning Committee and the Presidential Library Committee.  He has served as a member of the Committee on Finance, the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant and as the Board’s liaison to the 12th Man Foundation.  His term expires February 1, 2007.


Revised 08/07/2003