Robert Kohlhepp’s leadership, generosity and commitment to Musketeer athletics have long been a part of Xavier lore. So in November, the University showed its gratitude, partnering with the Cintas Corp. and the Farmer Family Foundation to honor the 1971 MBA graduate through the creation of the Sr. Rose Ann Fleming Endowment for Student-Athlete Academic Advising.
The endowment, which recognizes Kohlhepp’s work at both Xavier and Cintas, is named in honor of Fleming, who for more than two decades has served as the academic advisor for Xavier student-athletes and has guided Xavier to national recognition for student-athlete graduation success. It ensures Fleming’s current position will continue in perpetuity.
In addition to the endowment, Kohlhepp, who is vice chairman at Cintas and a member of the University board of trustees, was honored with a plaque near the Kohlhepp Family Auxiliary Gym, which was named in his honor.