Indiana University has appointed Samuel Adams associate vice president for budget and planning. He will serve as a senior member of the CFO's leadership team, coordinating the activities of all IU campuses in constructing and monitoring the university's $3.5 billion annual budget. Adams will help establish budget parameters, review budget submissions, formulate tuition and salary policies, and set overall financial strategy for the university. He will also oversee a team that provides financial analysis and develops recommendations for university senior leadership, including the president and Board of Trustees.

Adams is currently the associate chief financial officer and director of finance at the IU School of Medicine. He manages the IU Medical Group Foundation and has developed a cash management and strategic investment strategy to grow the reserves needed to fund numerous School of Medicine academic and research initiatives. He also helped create the accounting and reporting infrastructure necessary to support the Precision Health Initiative, the first recipient of the IU Grand Challenges Program.