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Craig Davenport '91

AlumniCDavenportCraig Davenport is currently the director of drug development and managing director for Eli Lilly in Kobe, Japan. In this role he is responsible for research and development activities conducted in and for Japan, the world's second largest pharmaceutical market.

Craig graduated from Butler in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy. While there, he was an Eisenhower Memorial Scholar and a Butler University Faculty Scholar. Craig was selected as one of Butler's Top Ten Male Students three years in a row and the Outstanding Male Student in 1990. Among many activities, he served as Vice President of Membership in the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.

Following graduation, Craig stayed involved with Butler by serving on his fraternity's House Corporation for three years and received the chapter's Blake Burkhard Bushman Award for Outstanding Alumni Service. His continued service to Butler includes membership on the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Board of Visitors and the Ovid Butler Society. He received the Joseph Irwin Sweeney Alumni Service Award in 1996. In 2004, he was honored as one of the College of Pharmacy and Health Science's inaugural class of Distinguished Alumni.

Craig enjoys living in Japan with his wife and three children, ages 7, 5 and 2. Craig continues to work toward bringing promising new drugs to the Japanese market.