District III Programs and Workshops
To support essential dialogue and build community, CASE District III is planning online conversations which will focus on several areas:
- Legislative Advocacy
- Community Colleges
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
CASE District III Annual Conference 2024
February 4-6, 2024
The Path to Presidency, A conversation between Dr. Jake Schrum and Sue Cunningham
June 8th, 2023
The path to a Presidency or Head of School is varied, however increasingly boards are seeking presidents with deep fundraising experience. This has led to an increased number of presidential or head of school appointments of people from the ranks of Chief Advancement Officers. Dr. Schrum has both an extensive background in Advancement having served as Chief Advancement Officer and as a President for three different U.S. institutions of higher education. Sue Cunningham, an advancement professional with deep global experience as Chief Advancement Officer as well as currently serving as the president and CEO of CASE, will engage with Jake to explore his path to the presidency and probe those lessons and experiences which prepared him to serve in a presidency. If you are a senior leader and have had thoughts of your own path to a potential presidency, you won’t want to miss this important conversation.
Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce
March 9, 2022
As our teams continue to grow and our profession continues to evolve, we must be intentional and creative with not only how we recruit but how we retain a diverse workforce. Join us to learn how three CASE District III private and public institutions have built sustainable initiatives and best practices that you can take back to your organization.
Moderator: Latasia Priest, Director of Alumni Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, North Carolina State University
- Bethany Baker, Senior Human Resource Manager at Emory University
- Sonya Allen, Director of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition at The University of Florida
- April Sibiski, Human Resources and Talent Management Leader, The University of Virginia
Finding Your Why
April 21, 2022
Join our conversation about the value of defining your personal vision, enhancing your brand with your why, and self-care.
Moderator: Mr. Frantz Williams, Director of Development, Breakthrough Miami
- Melanie Jones, Vice President; Advancement, Research, and Economic Development at Grambling State University
- Latasia Priest, Director of Alumni Engagement and Strategic Initiatives for North Carolina Textile Foundation at North Carolina State University
- Matthew Winston, Founder and Principal, The Winston Advisory Pack
Coffee and Conversation
Resilience: HBCUs in 2022
March 24, 2022
According to news outlets, at least 57 institutions, including HBCUs, have received bomb threats in 2022. This session will focus on what can we do as advancement professionals in DIII and beyond to support our HBCU colleagues during this season and will feature feedback from Cabinet-level leaders at HBCUs.
Moderator: Dr. DeShanna K. Brown
Dr. Marcus Burgess, Claflin University
Dr. Marc Barnes, Dillard University
Dr. Pamela Wilks, Edward Waters University
Dr. Carl Walton, Southern University and A&M College
District III ToGather: LGBTIQA+ Communities
Nov. 2, 2021
CASE is committed to creating pathways for current and future advancement professionals of diverse backgrounds, including members of the LGBTIQA+ communities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex, queer, asexual, questioning). This session is part of the CASE Opportunity & Inclusion initiative, which supports CASE's commitment to increase the diversity of the advancement profession.
Coffee and Conversation hosted by the Opportunity and Inclusion Committee
Oct. 21, 2021
What: As advancement professionals how do we not just “Check the Box” on DEI in our organizations and alumni engagement activities. Join us in a conversation with advancement professionals, as they share insight and strategies for incorporating DEI efforts throughout their advancement work. In this session, we will hear from a diverse group of advancement professionals to include:
- Moderator: DeShanna K. Brown, Ed.D., Chair, District III Opportunity & Inclusion Committee
- Bethany Baker, MPA, SPHR, Senior Manager, Human Resources, Emory University, Advancement and Alumni Engagement
- Cory Witherspoon, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Florida Memorial University
- Tyrell Burnett, Senior Director of Annual Giving, Oregon State University Foundation
Professional and Personal Balance Through COVID and Beyond
March 18, 2021
Each of us has 24 hours in a day and must use them effectively. In this session, we will discuss strategies to prioritize, set expectations, and manage up as we continue to navigate the effects of COVID in our professional and personal lives. Learn more on how to "Elevate Your 8", incorporate mindfulness practices, and seek balance for physical and mental clarity.