Honorary Alumni Membership
is granted to persons who are not alumni, but who exemplify the ideals of achievement and service in their association with the university.
Raymond Clark is a 1973 Purdue University, West Lafayette graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He received his Master of Science degree from Purdue in mechanical engineering in 1975. Raymond is currently on the faculty in the PhD program in the college of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a licensed professional engineer in both Indiana and Illinois. Raymond also is a fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. He is a retired partner of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, where he worked for 30 years. He directed the engineering design of numerous tall buildings and large-scale international projects in over 35 countries, including Burj Khalifa in the UAE, the world’s tallest building; the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai; and the Korea World Trade Center in Seoul, South Korea. He has also written numerous publications in his field. Valparaiso University was fortunate to have him serve as a volunteer consultant to the Donald V. Fites Engineering Innovation Center. Raymond was also an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering. Raymond and his wife, Angelika, live in Valparaiso.