Meet the Campaign Leadership

Debbie ’76 & John Bethancourt ’74

The Bethancourts’ multimillion-dollar giving history spans disciplines and pairs personal interests with student, faculty and college-level needs. The couple supports athletics, multiple petroleum engineering and horticulture scholarships, a professorship and a President’s Endowed Scholarship. They also contributed a major gift toward the Memorial Student Center renovation to name the Bethancourt Family Grand Ballroom. John, a petroleum engineering graduate of Texas A&M, is a retired Chevron Corp. executive vice president. Debbie, who studied floriculture at Texas A&M, is a member of The Gardens at Texas A&M University project task force.

Amy ’84 & Timothy Leach ’82

A petroleum engineering graduate, Tim is chairman, CEO and president of oil and gas producer Concho Resources Inc. in Midland, Texas. Amy, who studied education at Texas A&M, leads numerous social, charitable and faith-based projects in Midland. In addition to supporting multiple campus projects, the Leaches direct many of their gifts to engineering because of its diverse industry impact. They were the first to contribute a multimillion dollar gift to support construction of the Engineering Education Complex, a key component of Texas A&M’s 25 by 25 Initiative, and they also contributed to The Gardens at Texas A&M University project.

SuSu & Mark Fischer ’72

Though they live in Edmond, Oklahoma, Mark and Susan “SuSu” Fischer call Texas home. The Fischers made substantial contributions to support construction of the Engineering Education Complex and the renovation of Kyle Field. Mark’s Texas A&M aerospace engineering degree led to his advancement as chairman, CEO and president of Chaparral Energy Inc., an independent oil and gas producer. SuSu graduated from Texas State University with a degree in elementary education. She taught elementary and middle school for years before becoming a full-time caregiver of their two children.