Funding scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics.

Chris Cooper '89

Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Chatham, New Jersey
Spouse: Theresa

Chris Cooper earned his BA in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1989 and began his career in the Dallas office of Deloitte & Touche LLP. In 1995, he relocated to the northeast to begin a Deloitte management development program and was admitted to the firm partnership in 2000. In addition to serving clients in an audit capacity, he spent a number of years providing merger and acquisition services to large global private equity firms. Chris has led teams that provided services to many of Deloitte's preeminent global audit clients in a variety of industries including life sciences and industrial conglomerates. He also serves as the leader of the Life Science and Healthcare Audit practice in the United States.

Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is licensed to practice public accounting in Texas, New York, and New Jersey.

Chris and his wife, Theresa, support the Mays Business School and the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M. Despite living in the northeast, they have been football season ticket holders since 1999 and have donated generously to the 12th Man Foundation capital funding projects through the years, including the Kyle Field Redevelopment project, the Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball, the Blue Bell Park renovation, the Rhonda and Frosty Gilliam Jr. Indoor Track, the Bright Complex renovation, and the new softball stadium project. In his local community, Chris is active on the board of Fairmount Country Club and has served in the past on the boards of the United Way of Stamford and the Child Guidance Center of SW Connecticut.

Chris enjoys time with his family, Aggie sporting events, golfing, boating and snow skiing. Chris and Theresa have three boys, Tyler, 12, Andrew, 10, and Jack, 8.

"The more we (Aggies) get involved, the more successful Texas A&M is going to be.

It's extremely rewarding to be able to give back to something about which you are passionate. We love coming back over here and love being involved. For as long as I can, I want to try and do more."

Jim and Carmen Sheffield
Diamond Champions Council Members