OIC: Opportunity and Inclusion Center
Advancement is the pathway to social change. The CASE Opportunity and Inclusion Center™ is answering the call to drive change and provide social justice solutions that will advance education to transform lives and provide educational attainment for all. The OIC is building a global network of scholars, advancement experts and advocates who critically evaluate the social norms, values and practices within advancement that stifle institutional change.
Identify and dismantle systemic barriers in advancement.
Establish Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging acumen in the advancement profession.
Aid historically under-resourced institutions and Indigenous communities.
Cultivate and grow a diverse advancement pipeline for the profession.
CASE Advancement DEIB Continuum Services
CASE provides the services needed for an organization to assess its DEIB maturity and make the critical changes needed to identify and create strategies to dismantle the systemic barriers in advancement. This continuum of services is foundational to the development of a robust organizational DEIB journey.
Diversity Mission Statement
CASE has adopted the following diversity mission statement:
We aspire to help institutions connect with their diverse constituencies and create pathways for current and future employees of diverse backgrounds. CASE defines diversity as age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender (identity and expression), nationalities, sexual orientations, religion, and race.
Advancement Capacity Building Services
The OIC offers a comprehensive set of capacity building DEIB products and services designed to transform organizational systems and processes for quantitative and qualitative goals.
Advancement Inclusion Index
An advancement-centric assessment tool created to aid member organizations in taking inventory of DEIB maturity and organizational DEIB readiness.
Equity, Diversity, inclusion & Belonging Training
CASE provides bespoke DEIB training to operationalize DEIB goals and expand leadership, staff and DEIB committee capacities.
Advancement Leadership Consultation
Expert OIC staff provide assessment and custom consultations grounded in research & practitioner experience.
Premier Executive Search
Lindauer and Richmond Associates, both premier global search and talent firms, longtime CASE Educational Partners and industry leaders on DEIB, have partnered with CASE to ensure that equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are well integrated into all facets of the recruitment search process.
Executive Advisors Program
A retention solution performed by identity-centered executive advisors who offer confidential counsel and serve as a credible sounding board to help diverse senior leaders navigate dynamic organizational cultures.
Talent Management Pipeline
CASE offers two early career programs to assist with recruiting diverse professionals into the advancement profession: the CASE Graduate Trainee Program (year-long residency) and CASE Advancement Internship Program (summer eight-week program).
CASE Career Central
CASE Career Central provides employers access to applicants of diverse backgrounds to assist with recruiting needs.
Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, and Toolkits
Continued education content and resources delivered to advancement professionals to expand DEIB acumen. In addition, content from the CASE Library can be curated to supplement toolkit resources.
Meet Our Team
CASE's eight district Opportunity & Inclusion chairs play a vital role in supporting CASE's ongoing efforts in DEIB. During their tenure as chairs, they work closely with the CASE Senior Director of the Opportunity and Inclusion Center to develop, coordinate and shape DEIB programs at both the district and national level.
Goals for the chair group include:
- Create, advocate, and facilitate DEIB programming at the district level.
- Increase the number of presentations, broaden the topics and build an audience of professionals at the district conferences.
- Welcome and engage new professionals of diverse backgrounds to the district and or the profession.
- Identify names of senior-level professionals of diverse backgrounds for consideration in the nomination process.
- Serve as a mentor for professionals and students of diverse backgrounds.
Jenny B Hammond
Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement
Ann C Rho
Director of Development for Science Strategy
Director of Development
Johns Hopkins University and Medicine
DeShanna K. Brown
Interim, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Elizabeth City State University
Advancement Marketing & Alumni Relations Manager
University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
Associate Director of Diversity Outreach and Engagement
University of Cincinnati
Assistant Vice President for Development
University of the Pacific
Associate Director, Talent Management
Oregon State University
Senior Director of Development at Corban University.
Senior Director, Campaign Strategy & Institutional Benchmarking
University of Oregon
Vice President, Development, Culture, and Talent
Council for Advancement and Support of Education