Christopher Crooker Appointed Assistant Dean for Advancement

Christopher Crooker has been appointed assistant dean for advancement at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

With more than 21 years of experience in alumni affairs and development, Crooker has a track record of engagement and advancement success. Prior to joining the Whitman School, he held a series of progressive roles at Cornell University. As assistant dean of alumni affairs and development at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations for more than a decade, he built a thriving and sustainable development unit.

Most recently, Crooker was assistant vice chancellor for development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he helped lead the university’s fundraising team in completing a university-wide campaign.

He holds a bachelor of arts in history and a masters in professional studies in industrial and labor relations, both from Cornell University. He was a four-year Naval ROTC Scholarship recipient, and subsequently served six years on active duty and nine years in the reserves as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy.

Crooker and his wife, Carla, live in Ithaca, New York.

 

Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.

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