Board of Trustees
The following is the current Board of Trustees that oversees The Cooper Institute's strategic direction and educational and research initiatives.
Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX
Author of the best-selling book, Aerobics, in 1968 and 19 subsequent books
Tedd Mitchell, MD, Lubbock, TX
President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock
Charles Anderson, Dallas, TX
Neil J. O’Brien, Dallas, TX
Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP, Dallas, TX. (Ret.)
Lester M. Alberthal, Jr., Plano, TX
Former Chairman, President, and CEO of Electronic Data Systems, Plano, TX
Arthur M. Blank, Atlanta, GA
Co-founder of Home Depot
Brian Casey, Dallas, TX
Susan Dell, Austin, TX
Co-founder and CEO of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Elmer Doty, Dallas, TX
President and CEO of Accudyne Industries
David D. Glass, Bentonville, AR
Member of Retail Hall of Fame and Arkansas Business Hall of Fame
Joseph Goldstein, MD, Dallas, TX
Recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Medicine for research on cholesterol metabolism
Hon. Mike Huckabee, Little Rock, AR
Former Governor of Arkansas
Ray L. Hunt, Dallas, TX
Chairman, President, and CEO of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Dallas, TX
Jim Keyes, Dallas, TX
President, Key Development, LLC
Drayton McLane, Jr., Temple, TX
Chairman of the McLane Group, Temple, TX
Robert B. Palmer, Dallas, TX
Former Chairman and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
Jeanne Phillips, Dallas, TX
Sr. Vice President, Hunt Oil Company
Nina Radford, MD, Dallas, TX
Staff Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Medicine Department, Cooper Clinic
Steven Reinemund, Raleigh, NC
Dean of Business, Professor of Leadership & Strategy
Eduardo J. Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Dallas, TX
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Heart Association
Roger Staubach, Dallas, TX
Executive Chairman, Americas Jones, Lang, LaSalle, Inc.
Louis Sullivan, MD, Atlanta, GA
Former Secretary of the US Department of Health & Human Services
Utilizes the authority of the full Board of Trustees in the governance of the business, legal, and ethical affairs of the Institute, except where action by the full Board is expressly required.
Governance / Long-Range Planning Committee
Responsible for nomination and renomination of trustees to the Board. Ensures that adequate planning has been undertaken by the leadership of the Board to carry out the mission of the organization. Handles other governance issues of the corporation throughout the year.
Makes recommendations to the Board regarding the ways and means for raising annual and capital funds, endowment funds, and planned giving protocols to meet the immediate and long-range funding objectives of the organization.
Reviews financial statements, internal control matters, and any other communications from and with the external auditor. Reports to the Board.
Oversees short- and long-term investments of the Institute’s endowment and operating reserve.