Board of Trustees

Clarence Crain

Personal Information

  • Spouse:  Fabiola
  • Daughters:  Monique Spells and Monica Lockard; Son: Marques Crain


  • B.S., Business Administration, Butler University, 1973
  • Northwestern University Executive Development Program

Current Profession

  • Program Director, Education Division, Lilly Endowment Inc.

Previous Profession

  • General Motors, Retired as an Executive after 30-year career

Honors and Awards

  • Voted Most Valuable Player and presented Hilton U. Brown Award, Butler University
  • Nominated for Center for Leadership Development recognition
  • Medal Winner, GM Award for Community Excellence
  • Graduate, United Way Leadership Training Development Program
  • IHSAA Basketball Official for 19 years progressing to the finals of the State Tournament
  • Named to the Silver Anniversary Team of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Recipient, Center for Leadership Development Business Accomplishment Award
  • 100 Black Men of America, Indianapolis Chapter "Man of the Year"
  • Butler University Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
  • Community Service Award, Bethesda Baptist Church
  • Butler Medal, Alumni Award

Current Civic Activities

  • Mount Carmel Baptist Church, active member, Senior Usher Board
  • 100 Black Men of Indianapolis, member & mentor
  • IPS Hall of Fame Committee
  • Butler University Board of Trustees, emeritus, 2009-present

Past Civic Activities

  • Butler University Board of Trustees, 2000-2006 - Vice chairman, Chair of fitness center and housing village planning
  • Board of Department of Public Works
  • Board of Visitors, College of Business Administration, Butler University
  • Paradox Social Club
  • United Negro College Fund
  • GM Employee Fundraising Group for UNCF and other scholarships, chairperson
  • Cystic Fibrosis Fund Raising Committee
  • NCAA Final Four Committee
  • Butler University Alumni Board of Directors
  • Butler University Minority Alumni Council
  • United Way/Community Service Council, board member
  • Indianapolis Urban League Board of Directors
  • Noble Center Corporate Membership Committee
  • St. Albans Little League Board of Directors
  • Maple Crest Civic Association, president

Professional Organization Memberships

  • 100 Black Men of Indianapolis


  • Church, community, youth, spectator sports and golf, Butler Basketball


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