Sue Cunningham

President and CEO

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Sue Cunningham is President and CEO of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), As CASE President and CEO, Ms. Cunningham provides strategic and operational leadership for one of the largest associations of education-related institutions in the world with members in over 80 countries. She started her leadership role at CASE in March 2015.

Ms. Cunningham serves as a Trustee and a member of the Executive Committee for the University of San Diego, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board. She is also a member of the Signature Theatre (Arlington, Virginia) Board of Directors. She is a member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat steering committee, the International Association of University Presidents Executive Committee, and the International Women’s Forum, and serves on the Council of Higher Education as a Strategic Asset in the United States. She is the author of the publication ‘Global Exchange: Dialogues to Advance Education’ (2021).

Prior to her appointment to CASE, Ms. Cunningham served as Vice-Principal for Advancement at the University of Melbourne where she led the Believe campaign resulting in surpassing its original $500 million goal; and the Director of Development for the University of Oxford where she led the development team in the execution of the largest fundraising campaign outside of the United States (at the time): The Oxford Thinking Campaign, with a goal, when launched, of £1.25 billion. 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. Ms. Cunningham was awarded a master’s degree from the University of Oxford and a bachelor’s degree in performing arts from Middlesex University and is a graduate of the Columbia University Senior Executive Program.