Dr. Robert Clark, Jr. is entering his second year at the University of New Mexico as the Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts.
Prior to coming to New Mexico, Clark spent the past year at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, where he was Associate Athletic Director of Development. In that role, he led the ASU Athletics Development team in the ASU Centennial Capital Campaign, helping the university to record the most successful fundraising year in ASU history. Major gifts at Angelo State increased nearly 400%, and under his watch ASU secured the largest men's basketball gift in school history.
Clark also led the ASU Athletic Foundation annual fund campaign that increased membership 280%, and the athletics-only endowment increased 100% as well. Clark also had a hand in a wide variety of other tasks at Angelo State, including integrating a marketing plan for fundraising utilizing different mediums such as TV, radio, print and web. He also served as the sport coordinator for baseball.
Before his time at Angelo State, Clark spent two years as Special Assistant to the Sr. Associate Athletic Director at Texas A&M, where he was part of a collaborative effort that helped secure a pair of $1 million gifts, one for continuing academic aid for student-athletes, and one for student-athlete support. Clark was also tasked with a marketing study that eventually led to the establishment of a ticket sales call center that helped lead Texas A&M to increased ticket sales and two attendance records at A&M.
While at Texas A&M, Clark also served as an athletic compliance coordinator, handling several game-day duties as well as monitoring summer camps and clinics, and working with external groups such as boosters and staff on rules education.
Clark received his doctor of philosophy from Texas A&M in 2010, his master of arts in social science from Occidental College in 2006, and his bachelor's in 2005 from Occidental.
He played football at Utah State as a freshman before transferring to Occidental, where he was captain as a senior.