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Upcoming Keynote Speaker

Spring 2021 Commencement

Alan L. Tinsley

Member, The Texas State University System Board of Regents
Friday, May 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Alan L. Tinsley lives and works in Madisonville, Texas, where he owns and operates Alan L. Tinsley, P. C., Attorney at Law. Tinsley also owns and operates Landmark Title Company of Madison County and Triple T Ranch, both in Madisonville.

After earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in accounting in 1971, Tinsley obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant before continuing his education at South Texas School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. While at South Texas School of Law, he published and served on the editorial staff of the South Texas Law Review. Subsequently, he received a Master of Laws degree in taxation from the University of Houston Law Center. He is certified in Tax Law and Probate and Estate Planning by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Tinsley is licensed to practice before all Texas state courts and the United States Supreme Court, is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow, a distinction given to only three percent of Texas attorneys. He has served as a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Exam Commission, pursuant to an appointment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Tinsley not only performs pro bono work to help those in his community, but also serves on a myriad of boards and committees. He is currently a Lifetime Director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) and serves on its Legal Advisory Committee. He has served on the Special Childrens Committee, International Committee, and the Armed Forces Appreciation Committee; is Chairman of the Advisory Board on SHSU alumnus Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation; is a founding member and current trustee for the Crossroads Cowboy Church; and supports youth and education by purchasing junior projects at HLSR, as well as at county fairs in Leon, Houston, Madison, and Walker counties.

He has served as a director for the ESCAPE Center, The ARC, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the Wounded Warrior Banquet, and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he served as director and founding member of the Madison County Arts Council and as director and president for the Oak Ridge Country Club and the Madison County Economic Development Authority.

Tinsley received the SHSU Alumni Service Award and was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. He is a life member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and in 2019 was awarded the designation as a Significant Sig by the International Headquarters of Sigma Chi. In 2015, Tinsley was appointed to The Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents where he chairs the Audit and Finance Committee and serves on the Rules and Regulations Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the TSUS Foundation.