Texas A&M accounting cum laude graduate David C. Fleig knows a good investment when he sees one.  With three decades of mortgage banking industry experience behind him, this successful Aggie is planning his own investment in Mays Business School with a gift valued at $100,000.

Fleig’s donation creates the David C. Fleig ’78 Fund in support of the strength and development of Mays’ faculty, students and programs.

“David’s generous gift allows us to continue to support excellence across our programs,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “It is only through the generous support of donors like David that we are able to provide our students with the unique learning experiences for which we are known.”

Fleig is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Texas A&M with a BBA in accounting. He was president of the Texas A&M Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi his senior year in Aggieland. Today, he is president of Sugar Land-based Access Lending, a nationwide specialty finance company he founded in 1997 to support the residential mortgage origination industry. Access became part of New Century Financial (NYSE:NEW) in February 2006.

Prior to founding Access, Fleig co-owned and operated First Nationwide Mortgage Partnership. At its peak, the partnership owned a $5 billion mortgage servicing portfolio and had total assets of more than $50 million. Fleig was also previously COO of Thornburg Funding Corporation, which later became an NYSE real estate investment trust, and was CFO of a middle market mortgage banking firm.  He started his career in Ernst & Young’s national mortgage banking practice area, where he spent nine years.

“It”s rewarding to be able to give something back to the university that I love so much,” Fleig said. “I am very proud of Mays Business School and the steadily increasing standard of excellence Jerry Strawser and his team have established.”