Adams brings several years of sales, recruiting and admissions experience, previously serving as Dean of Enrollment at Stephens College for five years. Adams was the dean during a time known as the College’s “Renaissance,” serving on a management team that increased alumnae support, stabilized the College’s financial situation and – in his department – significantly increased enrollment.
“The MMA management team is strengthened by the addition of such a fine professional manager as David. His success and experience as Dean of Enrollment at Stephens College is directly translatable to our school and, like Stephens, comes at an important time in the school’s history,” said Tony McGeorge, MMA president.
Adams’ goal is to increase enrollment, and he is focused on identifying new markets, raising awareness about the school, utilizing the MMA alumni network to identify potential students and bringing more families to campus for visits.
Adams also brings significant experience in human resources and management, having served as an executive at the AP Green Refractories in Mexico, Mo. for more than 20 years and most recently serving as Vice President of Mid America Brick. He is known for his approachable, friendly personality and his excellent work ethic. As a native of Mexico, he remembers well the sound of drums every morning as cadets marched to mess, of fishing with good friend John Reddick in Teardrop Lake and watching cadets march to church on Sundays.
Adams currently lives in Columbia with his wife, Kathy, who is also from Mexico. He holds a Bachelor’s in Public Service from the University of Central Missouri and serves on the board of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, chairing its Education Council. Adams has also served as a board member and president for Ronald McDonald House Charities and was once a member of the Mexico, Missouri Board of Education.
“I am sincerely thankful for the opportunity to lead the enrollment team at MMA as we continue the tradition of bringing future cadets to Missouri Military Academy, developing leadership, character, academic excellence and physical development,” said Adams.
Adams can be reached at 573-581-1776 Ext. 323 and via email – email@example.com.