Announcing the Robert Henry Scholarship Fund
CASE is proud to announce that Vice President of Education Rob Henry has set up a new scholarship fund for the Minority Advancement Institute.
CASE created the MAI in 2008 to focus on management, leadership, and mentoring for professionals of diverse backgrounds. At the Minority Advancement Institute, faculty facilitate provocative intellectual dialogues using case studies, small group exercises, lectures, and discussions. More than 120 professionals have participated in the program, and more than 20% of participants have gone on to serve in leadership positions.
The Robert Henry Scholarship in support of the CASE Minority Advancement Institute will initially provide for two scholarships of $250 to be awarded annually. CASE will continue seeking additional gifts for this fund to enable the organization to offer more, and higher value, scholarships over time.
This support includes defraying the cost of registration or travel to MAI for a minority advancement professional from a CASE member institution and a minority member of the CASE staff who has served CASE for a minimum of six years.
“I am deeply touched and thrilled by the creation of the Robert Henry Scholarship in support of the CASE Minority Advancement Institute. Rob gives to CASE in many ways. This is another context where Rob is a leader, this time through his generous philanthropy in such a vital area of talent management development for CASE and for the profession,” says CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham.
Before working for CASE, Henry was an active volunteer speaker and adviser. He joined the CASE staff in 2006 as head of emerging constituencies, later adding the responsibility for online educational programs. He previously held advancement management positions at Yale University, the University of Connecticut Foundation, and Michigan State University.
At CASE, as VP of Education, Henry is responsible for creating an overall global strategy for achieving CASE's vision and mission related to talent management and for guiding conference programming, diversity/inclusion initiatives, and the CASE Library.
“Diverse leadership is critical to organizational success," Henry says. “Until we change the face of advancement leadership, our diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts will continue to struggle,” Henry says.
More information about applying for the scholarship will be coming soon. To make a donation in support of the scholarship, find out more here.