New Addition, Promotion to Pratt’s Development Office

Christopher Clarke is joining Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering as the associate dean for development and principal giving, Dean Kristina M. Johnson announced Thursday.

Clarke comes to Duke from Purdue University where he was director of development and leadership gifts for the School of Mechanical Engineering.

"We are very fortunate to have Chris Clarke join Pratt. He will help our school to continue the momentum we built during the very successful Campaign for Duke by focusing solely on principal giving -- in concert with the activities of our outstanding development team," Johnson said.

Johnson also said Robert W. “Judge” Carr Jr. has been promoted to senior associate dean for development and alumni affairs. He was an associate dean. Carr is a 1971 engineering graduate and has led fund raising and alumni affairs at the school since 1989.

“Chris joins an outstanding development group headed up by Judge Carr. Judge is one of Duke’s treasures,” Johnson said. “He is very passionate about Pratt and Duke, and has done a phenomenal job in providing resources for our faculty, staff and students.”

Clarke will complete a Ph.D. in education administration from Purdue in the spring of 2005, specializing in higher education administration, and holds a Master's and Bachelor's in educational study.

Johnson said Clarke will cultivate and manage major gifts to support the long-range education and research plans of the Pratt School. His first day at Duke will be Oct. 1.