About CASE
Multicultural Advancement Professionals

CASE Multicultural Advancement Professionals (MAP) aspires to be a premier resource for the enhancement and heightened-awareness of issues related to multicultural populations in educational advancement. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities and to foster an environment that encourages learning, networking, and resource sharing among multicultural advancement professionals. MAP was founded by four members of the 2014 CASE Minority Advancement Institute (MAI).

Committee Leadership:

  • Ann-Marie Thornton, CFRE, Community College of Baltimore County, MAI '14-Chair
  • Shabina Bahl, Johns Hopkins University, MAI ‘08
  • Jacynta Brewton, Emory University, MAI ‘14
  • Pedro Govantes, University of Michigan, MAI ‘16
  • Ohmar T. Land, PhD, CCS Fundraising, MAI ‘15
  • D.A. Phillips, Ruffalo Noel Levitz, MAI ‘14
  • LaShawne Pryor, Delaware State University, MAI ‘16
  • Kaitlyn Sands, US Naval Academy Foundation, MAI ‘16
  • Kobie Smith, University of Pennsylvania, MAI '15
  • Isaac W. K. Thweatt, Columbia University, MAI ‘14

MAP Goals:

  • Provide educational opportunities that motivate, inspire and engage multicultural advancement professionals
  • Increase awareness and recognition of multicultural advancement professionals
  • Discover ways to strategically partner with other recognized entities of CASE and beyond

Next Event

Date & Time

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT)


Career Conversations: Recruiting, Retaining, and Rejuvenating Your Career

To best manage your advancement career, you will need to ask yourself some important questions: How can you move up in your career? When is it the best time to leave your position? When would it be in your best interest to stay?

This event will explore the different paths of today's advancement professional and how you can successfully manage your career in an active and competitive market.

Program goals:

  • Share insight about what it means to have a long-term career in advancement.
  • Discover various career opportunities across advancement.
  • Learn tools and tips on how to navigate and manage your career.


University of Maryland, Baltimore County—UMBC Technology Center
1405 S. Rolling Road
Halethorpe, MD 21227
(parking is free and available in front of the building)


Register here
Lunch will be provided.



  • Lisa Benitez, Senior Director of Development, West Point Association of Graduates
  • Zena Lum, Search Director, Lois L. Lindauer Searches
  • Isaac Moore, Director of Alumni Engagement, Winston-Salem State University
  • Stanyell Odom, Director of Alumni Relations, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Allyson Randolph, Vice President, CCS Fundraising


  • Ohmar Land, PhD, Executive Director, CCS Fundraising
  • Kaitlyn Sands, Associate Director of Annual Giving, US Naval Academy Foundation