Cliff Thomas of Victoria received a bachelor’s degree in 1972 from Texas A&M University and was a lineman for the Texas Aggie football team under Coach Gene Stallings. Mr. Thomas is a co-owner and Chairman of the Board of Managers of Pilot Thomas Logistics and owner and founder of Speedy Stop Food Stores and C.L. Thomas Inc.
Mr. Thomas is a past board member of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, DeTar Hospital System and Wells Fargo Bank.
Mr. Thomas was appointed to the Board of Regents by
Governor Rick Perry in 2011 and reappointed by in 2017
Governor Greg Abbott. He served a two-year term as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2013-2015 and a two-year term as Chairman of the Board from 2015-2017. Mr. Thomas serves as liaison to the 12th Man Foundation. He is the Chair of the Committee on Audit and a member of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant. He has served as Chair of the Policy Review Committee and as a member of the Committee on Finance.
Mr. Thomas chaired the search committee in 2014-2015 for the new President of Texas A&M University.
His term expires February 1, 2023.