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Muskingum University Names Greg Adams to Board of Trustees

Greg AdamsMuskingum University has announced that former New Concord mayor and Muskingum alumnus Greg Adams has been elected to its Board of Trustees.

“Among Greg’s many accomplishments is an unerring commitment to the quality of life in this area,” added Muskingum President Dr. Susan S. Hasseler. “Beginning as a student at Muskingum, when he first ran for New Concord Village Council, and over the last three decades, Greg has given his wholehearted support to education, the arts, economic development and a host of other efforts to enhance the quality of life in New Concord, its surrounding communities and southeastern Ohio.” 

“Greg Adams brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Board of Trustees,” said Muskingum Board of Trustees Chair Harold W. Burlingame. “Not only does he have a lifelong relationship with Muskingum as an alumnus, he has also built a stellar career as a successful entrepreneur and leader. Those are valuable assets for the Board and the University.”

In June, Muskingum recognized Adams’s lifetime of achievement with the Distinguished Service Award, the university’s highest alumni honor. 

Adams graduated from Muskingum in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Following his graduation, Adams and 1980 Muskingum alumnus Larry Triplett founded Resource Systems, which created innovative solutions to track care delivery in long-term and assisted living facilities. After three successful decades, the company was acquired in 2011 by Cerner Corporation. Today, he is the chief executive officer and co-owner of TDPI Ventures, an entrepreneurial consulting and angel investment company.

Beyond his work as an entrepreneur, Adams served the Village of New Concord as a member of Village Council and for nearly 30 years as the village mayor. His leadership in the community has also included the New Concord Planning Commission, chief infrastructure officer and board member of the Ohio Appalachian Business Council and its subsidiary, the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth. In 2013, he was named a Child of Appalachia by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, recognizing his contributions to economic development in southeastern Ohio.

He is member and past president of the Muskingum County Community Foundation, member and past president of the Muskingum County Library Board, a member of the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center Board of Directors and trustee emeritus of the John and Annie Glenn Museum.

Adams has lived in New Concord since his family moved there in 1965 and is a graduate of John Glenn High School. He and his wife, Eileen, a 1980 Muskingum alumna, are the parents of daughters Chelsea and Clare. He is the son of Norma Jean Hall Adams ’69 and the late Robert F. Adams ’69.