Lowry Mays received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and his Master in Business Administration from Harvard University. After graduation, he served two years as an Air Force officer.
A world leader in broadcasting and advertising, Mays began his career in finance and investment banking in San Antonio. In 1972, he formed Clear Channel Communications, which today is a global leader in the
Mays has been a leader in a variety of professional and civic organizations, including the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio United Way, Texas Research Park, and the Texas Research and Technical Foundation, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
An exceptionally strong supporter of Texas A&M Mays has served as a member of the Board of Regents from 1985 to 1991, he has also served as a member of the Dwight Look College of Engineering Development Council, the Visual Arts Development Council, the Memorial Student Center Council and a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi liaison.
He is an Association of Former Students Distinguished Alumnus and the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business on campus is named in his honor.