Dr. Thomas P. Cooper
Graduation Year: 1966
Induction Year: 1991
Sport (s): Baseball, Football

Tom Cooper was a football and baseball standout for the Tigers, earning all-conference honors in both sports. A small college honorable mention all-America selection, Cooper captained the football team and was its Most Valuable Player in 1965 while leading the team in pass receiving for the second straight year. A Rector Scholar and recipient of the Fred C. Tucker Award, he also set five records in football and two in baseball. Cooper served as president of the Kappa Tau Kappa Interfraternity Council and a member of Gold Key. He then earned the M.D. degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. After practicing emergency medicine for three years, he devoted his career to developing healthcare-related businesses. Currently, he is chief executive officer of Cooper Holding Corporation, a provider of healthcare services to nursing homes. He is a co-founder of Physicians Placement Group, Inc. and Spectrum Emergency Care, Inc., and in 1979 he founded Correctional Medical Systems, Inc. A past member of the DePauw alumni Board from 1981 to 1984, Cooper has also served as president of the St. Louis Alumni Club.