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Four top Fortune 500 CEOs attended Texas A&M

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 20:12:23-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M University has four CEOs in the top fifth of the Fortune 500 list, which is more than any other university in the country, according to a recent report from U.S. News and World Report .

  • Darren Woods serves as CEO of Exxon Mobil and graduated in 1987 with a degree in electrical engineering.
  • Darren Woods serves as CEO of Exxon Mobil and graduated in 1987 with a degree in electrical engineering.
  • Bruce Broussard heads Humana, and graduated in 1984 from the Mays Business School.
  • David Cordani also attended the Mays Business School and graduated in 1988. He now runs Cigna.

“We are proud that our students are so highly regarded and our graduates are ascending to the top of the Fortune 500 list of CEOs,” said Michael K. Young, president of Texas A&M University, to Texas A&M Today . “These senior executives on the list today and those for years to come fulfill the mission of Texas A&M of graduating leaders who serve, wherever their chosen pathways take them.”

The University of Michigan and Penn State University tied for second place after Texas A&M with three CEOs each.

Other schools on the list include Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard, Princeton, Purdue, Stanford and the University of Nebraska.

Like the four Aggies on the list, most CEOs have a degree.

However, some did not take the college route, such as Mark Zuckerberg, who runs Facebook, but dropped out of Harvard after his sophomore year.