Reasoning Mind is excited to welcome Adam Powell to its leadership team as Executive Director of North Texas, where he will oversee community outreach, fundraising, and enrollment efforts in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Currently, North Texas is Reasoning Mind’s largest region by program enrollment, with over 25,000 local students using its online math programs.
Prior to joining Reasoning Mind, Adam served as the Executive Director of the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance. There, he grew program enrollment to over 1,500 students across 50 campuses and initiated the Mayor’s Cup Program—a public debate partnership between Mayor Rawlings and Dallas Urban Debaters focused on some of society’s most divisive issues. Before leading the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance, Adam served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Strategic Planning for Education is Freedom, a Dallas-based nonprofit focused on equipping students for college and career. Additionally, Adam served as Program Manager for Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Intern Fellows Program, and was instrumental in growing the program from less than 60 students to more than 230 in under three years.
Along with his professional responsibilities, Adam is also an active member of several community organizations including the Southern Dallas P-16 Council, the Mayor’s Star Council, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee, and the National College Access Network, among others. He has previously spoken to groups across the country on behalf of the United Negro College Fund, as well as other institutions. In 2011, Adam was selected to the Dallas Furniture Bank’s “40 under 40” club, honoring individuals under the age of 40 making a positive impact in the Dallas Community.
Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Jackson State University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also currently completing a Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in higher education.
When he’s not working, Adam enjoys reading, enjoying live sporting events (particularly baseball, which he played most of his life), and spending time with his 6-year-old son
Welcome to the team, Adam!