Clarkson University Awards Longtime Former Board Member Charlie Craig with Honorary Alumnus Award

June 24, 2024

Clarkson University has awarded longtime former member of its Board of Trustees, Charlie Craig, with the Honorary Alumnus award.

Headshot, Charlie Craig

The Honorary Alumnus award recognizes and rewards non-alumni for outstanding service to Clarkson University or the Alumni Association.

Craig received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Geology from Dickinson College then pursued graduate study and conducted research at the University of Minnesota. He has served as Corning Incorporated’s representative on the Clarkson Board of Trustees for 20 years, from 2003 through 2023.

Since the mid-1950s, the Clarkson board has had representation by Corning corporate executives, including members of the Houghton family, who founded the enterprise in Boston in 1851. The last Houghton family CEO requested that Craig join the Clarkson University Board.

Craig served on multiple, technology-related board committees over his tenure, and in the last several years was a member of the board’s executive committee and chaired the newly formed people priorities committee.

With 49 years of service, Craig retired from Corning in November 2023 as senior vice president, science & technology.  

Craig is a Loyal and Leadership donor in Clarkson’s Good Knights Guild.

He currently resides in Painted Post, NY with his wife Trudy Koenig.

Clarkson University is a proven leader in technological education, research, innovation and sustainable economic development. With its main campus in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, Clarkson faculty have a direct impact on more than 7,800 students annually through nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate STEM designated degrees in engineering, business, science and health professions; executive education, industry-relevant credentials and K-12 STEM programs. Alumni earn salaries among the top 2% in the nation: one in five already leads in the c-suite. To learn more go to
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