The Harold Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund
Adams accepted his first administrative post in 1966 as Director of Housing, a position he held for to years. In 1970, he was appointed Associate Dean of Students, and in 1976, was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs.
As Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Adams oversaw virtually all of campus life including Student Activities , Greek Life, Intramural Sports, Housing, the Cheer leading and Dance Squads, and Student Legal Services. He initiated a number of new programs to promote student growth and development such as the Student Leadership Series that began in 1985.
His contributions to the university did not go unnoticed; he twice received an Outstanding Performance Award for Administration. In 1983, he was cited for his role in the opening of Humana Gymnasium, and University Park Apartments, and the subsequent expansion of the intramural programs.
He was a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the Southern Association of College Student Administrators, the American Personnel and Guidance Association and the American College Personnel Association. He also was active in the U of L Letterman's Club, the Old Kentucky Home Boy Scouts Council, the Sportsman Supper elub and Turner Station Baptist Church. He was past president and district governor of the Kentucky Lions Club.
Adams married, the former Lois Carson of Port Royal, and together they had a son Josh.
Harold died in 1986 after many years of service to the University of Louisville. This endowment was started in 1987 to fund 5 partial tuition scholarships to first year students from Henry County and emergency funds to students to purchace book and other school supplies.