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Alan L. Tinsley


Alan L. Tinsley, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, lives and works in Madisonville, where he owns his own law practice. Tinsley also owns and operates Triple T Ranch in Madisonville. 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 only given to three percent of Texas attorneys. He also previously served as a member of the Probate and Estate Planning Exam Commission, pursuant to an appointment by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

After earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting in 1971, Tinsley secured his license as a Certified Public Accountant before continuing his education at the South Texas School of Law and becoming an attorney. Subsequently, he received a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Houston Law Center.

Tinsley’s commitment to SHSU’s motto, “The Measure of a Life is its Service,” through numerous volunteer endeavors, makes him an ideal role model for students. Tinsley not only performs pro bono work to help those in his community, but also serves on myriad boards and committees.

He is a lifetime director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and also serves on its legal advisory and armed forces appreciation committees; is a founding member and current trustee for the CrossRoads Cowboy Church; and he supports youth and education by purchasing junior projects at HLSR, as well as at county fairs in Madisonville, Leon, Houston and Walker counties.

He has also 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; as a 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 Corporation.

Tinsley enjoys giving back to his alma mater, supporting the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College fundraising event Let’s Talk, as well as Bearkat Champions, alumni enrichment and SHSU baseball, basketball and football. He has served as president of the Alumni Association and is currently a member of the President’s Circle and the athletic advisory board.

His term on the Board of Regents expires in 2027.