Scott R. Adams

Dean, School of Business & Professional Studies

Juris Doctorate, Brooklyn Law School

Dr. Scott R. Adams has over three decades of experience in law and executive management for major international law firms and corporations, including Dow Corning Corporation, Insignia Financial Group, Inc., Pirelli North America and Prysmian Group.

Dr. Adams earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School in New York City and holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Allied Legal Services from the University of Central Florida.

He has been very involved in community affairs in the Midlands, serving in key leadership positions with many civic, business and educational organizations including: Director of the Christ Central Medical Clinic, Chairman of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of Midlands Technical College Foundation, and as a board member of Lexington Interfaith Community Services, Central SC Alliance, and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

He was named South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development by former Governor Nikki Haley and Lexington County Ambassador for Economic Development by the Lexington County Council in 2012.

Dr. Adams is a frequent lecturer at the USC Darla Moore School of Business, an advisor to the Christian Business Network, and counsels businesses throughout the world on management and leadership fundamentals, marketing strategy and regulatory compliance. He is Faculty Advisor to CIU’s Fellowship of Christian Professionals student organization.