Conferences & Training


Conference Chair

Josh Harraman

Josh Harraman
Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Josh Harraman joined the Rutgers University Alumni Association as its new associate vice president for alumni relations in September 2017. Harraman previously served as the senior director for alumni and constituent engagement at The Ohio State University.

During his 10 years at The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Harraman was an exemplary leader, driving various initiatives, including launching a regional engagement effort, developing young alumni programming and the Young Alumni Academy, and supporting efforts that resulted in investments totaling more than $700,000 for incoming first-year student scholarships.

Harraman received his bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State University and his master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. He is pursuing a doctorate in educational philosophy at The Ohio State University, and expects to complete the program in 2019.


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Anita B. Walton
Director of Diversity and Talent Management
Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Anita B. Walton serves as director of diversity and talent management for CASE. She provides leadership in developing, communicating and executing a comprehensive strategy to successfully attract, hire and maintain a continuous talent pipeline, engage and serve select CASE constituencies with significant emphasis on efforts to diversify the profession, enhance and promote student programs including CASE ASAP, the CASE Advancement Internship Program and provide oversight to the CASE Career Central.

Prior to joining CASE, Walton served at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) for five years as director of alumni relations and the last two years as assistant vice chancellor for student affairs. Prior to NCCU, she served at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) for 18 years, seven years in student affairs and 11 years in alumni relations. With a master's degree in higher education and 25 years of experience including program management, volunteer stewardship, strategic and process development and relationship building, Walton is no stranger to CASE. She has served in numerous volunteer roles, including chair of CASE III, a member of the Commission on Alumni Relations, an active contributor to CASE's opportunity and inclusion activities serving as the DIII O&I chair from 2007-2011, CASE ASAP activities and has been a frequent CASE speaker.

She earned her bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her master's degree in education, with a concentration in higher education administration, from North Carolina State University.

Crystal Apple AwardCASE Crystal Apple Award winner for excellence in teaching