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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.

About the Whitman School

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University inspires students for a world of accelerating change. Offering B.S., MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Whitman School’s faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation’s top business schools by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. To learn more about the Whitman School of Management, visit

About Syracuse University

Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families. To learn more about Syracuse University, visit