David R. Norcom ’73 of Dallas has committed $250,000 to support the teaching, research, service and professional development activities of a Mays faculty member. The gift will be matched with other sources from Mays to create a $500,000 quasi-endowment, the David R. Norcom ’73 Endowed Professorship in Business.

“David has long been a supporter of Mays Business School through his active leadership on our development councils and support of Presidential Endowed Scholarships for deserving students,” said Dean Jerry Strawser. “His most generous gift will allow us to leverage the university’s commitment for faculty resources to attract and retain the very best faculty.”

Norcom, born in Bryan while his father attended A&M, is President and General Partner of Norcom Capital, LLC of Dallas. His firm manages two hedge funds. Norcom graduated from Richardson High School in 1969 and graduated early from Texas A&M in December 1972 with degrees in business management and economics.

“It is the moral obligation of all Aggies to give back to Texas A&M a portion of the great benefits we have received as a result of our education and experience at Texas A&M,” Norcom says. “My gift to Mays Business School is but a small token of the benefits I have received.”