With the coronavirus pandemic impacting more aspects of American life every day, many are wondering how the retail sector will fare – both for big-box businesses and smaller independent operations. Ray Wimer is an assistant professor of retail practice at…
Christopher Crooker Appointed Assistant Dean for Advancement in Whitman School
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’s degree in history and a master’s degree 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.