Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke

Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity
113 Burruss Hall (0152)
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, in the Office for Strategic Affairs as the Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity, is responsible for providing leadership for Strategic Planning and the Council on Virginia Tech History. In addition to her role in the Office for Strategic Affairs, Pratt-Clarke provides leadership in the Office for Inclusion and Diversity. Pratt-Clarke brings more than 20 years of administrative, academic, and legal experience to Virginia Tech. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, she served as the Associate Chancellor for Strategic Affairs and Associate Provost for Diversity, advising the chancellor and provost on issues of diversity, governance, and strategic affairs at the University of Illinois since 2006, and was also an associate professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, and was affiliated with the university’s Institute for Government and Public Affairs, the Department of African-American Studies, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, the Center for African Studies, and the College of Law.  She also worked at Vanderbilt University for eight years as University Compliance Officer, Assistant Secretary of the University, and University Counsel. Pratt-Clarke received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Iowa, and a master’s degree, law degree, and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.  She taught at Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, and American Baptist College.