Sue Cunningham is president and CEO of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), which supports more than 3,600 schools, colleges and universities worldwide in developing their alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing operations in order to advance their institutions. As CASE president and CEO, she provides strategic and operational leadership for one of the largest associations of education-related institutions in the world with members in more than 80 countries. She became president of CASE in March, 2015.
Cunningham engaged CASE and thousands of its volunteers in a comprehensive strategic planning process resulting in Reimagining CASE: 2017- 2021, an ambitious and comprehensive framework for serving CASE’s members and championing education worldwide. This volunteer and member engagement extends into a comprehensive effort to refine CASE’s governance structure to more effectively support CASE’s global reach and service to members.
Under her leadership CASE acquired the Voluntary Support of Education survey and created AMAtlas. CASE has reinvigorated its global advocacy agenda and is engaged in reviews of the curriculum across all advancement disciplines and an update of CASE’s management and reporting standards and guidelines, which operate as the industry-leading set of standards. She is most proud of CASE’s efforts to diversify the advancement professions and CASE’s commitment to talent management, within the organization and across CASE’s membership.
Cunningham serves on the steering committee of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, is a member of the Council of Higher Education Management Associations, the International Women’s Forum, and serves on the fundraising committee for the Aurora Foundation.
Prior to CASE, she served as vice-principal for advancement at the University of Melbourne and as the director of development for the University of Oxford. She served as director of development at Christ Church, Oxford, and as director of external relations at St. Andrews University.
She is an honorary fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a recipient of the CASE Europe Distinguished Service Award, and is a CASE Crystal Apple Award recipient. She holds a master’s degree from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in performing arts from Middlesex University.
Rob Henry has acquired extensive managerial and development experience during his 25+ year professional career. Currently, he serves as the vice president of the newly created division of Philanthropy, Culture and Talent with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), in which he leads the strategic direction of the organization’s global DEIB programs, trainings and resources, to develop industry best practices and increase the diversity of advancement professionals at all levels.
Henry previously served as the vice president of education, providing the overall global strategy for achieving CASE’s vision and mission related to talent management. He directly oversees a 11 million in revenue and program including Conferences, Research, Library, Talent Management, Diversity/Inclusion and Student Advancement.
Henry previously served as the executive director of emerging constituencies at CASE for 10 years. Prior to joining CASE he served as the director of individual giving at Yale University soliciting donors and managing the volunteer program for the Yale School of Management. He has also served as assistant vice president at the University of Connecticut Foundation, and began his development career at Michigan State University.