Alum John Adams re-elected chair of ACS board of directors

John E. Adams, (Ph.D. ’79, Chem) has been re-elected chair of the board of directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society as of  Jan. 1, 2019.

As chair of the board, Adams will preside over board and executive committee meetings, oversee the performance of the chief executive officer, appoint chairs and members of board committees and task forces, and ensure that strategic planning and evaluation of progress toward strategic goals occur, among other duties.

Adams is a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor (Emeritus) of Chemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1981.