Conferences & Training
Faculty

Faculty

Conference Chair

Craig Little

Craig Little
Director of Alumni Societies & Regional Engagement
The Ohio State University Alumni Association Inc.

Craig Little is the director of alumni societies and regional engagement for The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc., overseeing more than 46 special interest alumni organizations, for 19 years.

Prior to joining the staff at Ohio State in October of 1996, Little was the assistant executive director for the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, a position he held for five years. He also served as the assistant director of student development and fraternity advisor at the University of Oklahoma.

Little has spoken at more than 100 college leadership conferences, fraternity and sorority national leadership schools and local fraternity/sorority chapter events. He has facilitated a roundtable and presented a workshop at CASE V; presented at a CASE Educational Program at Kent State and Ohio State Universities; and has been the lead facilitator numerous times at the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute and the LeaderShape Institute. He was named a "Stellar Speaker" for CASE in 1998, 2000 and 2011.

He holds a bachelor's degree in education from The Ohio State University. While a student at Ohio State, Little was an active member on the OSU campus, serving as president of his chapter, as vice president for the Interfraternity Council, as president of Block "O" and as president of the Mid-American Interfraternity Conference. He was recognized as one of OSU's Outstanding Greek Graduating Seniors by being named the recipient of the Ross Gainer Award.

 



Faculty

Jason Coolman

Jason Coolman
Associate Vice-President, Development & Alumni Relations
University of Waterloo

Jason Coolman is the associate-vice president of development and alumni relations at the University of Waterloo. He joined the University of Waterloo as residence life coordinator in 1999. Since then, he has served as a development officer for the annual fund, as a development officer for major gifts and corporate campaigns, as the director of alumni affairs, as associate vice-president of alumni relations and as the associate vice-president of development and alumni relations. Before arriving at Waterloo, Coolman worked as a residence manager at the University of Guelph, and as MPP liaison for the Minister of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation. 

He is active member of CASE, serving as treasurer for the D2 Board of Directors, as a member of the Alumni Metrics Task Force, and as a member of the Currents Magazine Editorial Advisory Panel. In 2011, his professional accomplishments earned him CASE's District II's Rising Star Award. He regularly presents his research and other advancement-related topics at conferences in Canada, the United States, and Europe and has served three years as a faculty member for the CASE Europe Alumni Relations Institute. He is the author of several feature articles on the topic of alumni engagement, and in 2016, he received a CASE Crystal Apple award for excellence in teaching.

Coolman completed his master's degree in leadership studies within the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph.


Jennifer Cunningham

Jennifer Cunningham
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
Lehigh University

Jennifer Cunningham provides strategy and direction for the ways in which Lehigh engages with its 80,000 alumni around the globe. She came to Lehigh in early 2016.

Prior to that she was at Cornell University for nine years, most recently as the senior director of metrics and marketing, where she analyzed engagement data and coached staff on using it to make smarter business decisions. Before her career in alumni relations, Cunningham ran a copywriting and resume writing business and worked at several advertising agencies as an account supervisor. She also held many volunteer leadership positions for her alma mater, Cornell, and in her communities since she graduated in the early 1990s.


Isaac Moore

Isaac Moore
Director of Alumni Engagement
Winston-Salem State University

Isaac Moore joined Winston-Salem State University as the director of alumni engagement in August 2017. Since that time, his role has expanded. In addition to setting the strategy around alumni engagement, budget management, social media listening, volunteer and affinity group engagement, he has recently taken on additional responsibilities of managing the annual giving operations. When he is not orchestrating relationships that build bridges between alumni, students, faculty, administration, community and corporate partners, he is setting the vision for the university phonathon program, making strategic gifts asks from alumni, diving into data and collaborating with on- and off-campus constituents to fortify relationships. He is also an adjunct professor of First Year Experience.

Prior to coming to Winston-Salem, Moore was the program director for the Bucknell Professional Network at Bucknell University and senior assistant director for alumni relations. In this role, he implemented the first ever Bucknell Professional Network Advisory Board, created a social media presence and rebranded and restructured the unit. He also implemented large-scale events and digital engagement strategy, a text-based communications platform and expanded engagement between alumni as far away as Asia and at companies as large as Google. He has also held several management roles in private education and industry. Those roles include associate director of admissions at Susquehanna University, associate director of recruitment at Harrisburg University and executive logistics manager at the Target Corporation.

He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a former CASE faculty presenter and is the 2018 Chair of the Alumni and Donor Engagement Committee for the University of North Carolina Advancement Symposium.




Crystal Apple AwardCASE Crystal Apple Award winner for excellence in teaching