Executive Director of Development, Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Meena is passionate about the transformative power of education and the role that philanthropy can play in changing lives. At the Case School of Engineering, Meena is responsible for initiating, cultivating, and developing the development program, supporting the associate dean of development with the implementation of the major components of a comprehensive campaign in support of the school (including strategic planning, staff oversight, and volunteer management and solicitation strategies), and serving as a senior strategist for the Case School of Engineering development team.
With over 16 years of experience in academic fundraising, Meena started her career at her alma mater, The College of Wooster, where she developed and implemented the parent giving program. She has also served as Director of Alumni Relations at Oberlin College, where she managed a team of five, oversaw the alumni advisory board, was a key campus leader and planner of Commencement/Reunion Weekend (a multi-day celebration of reunions and commencement, which included over 240 events over a 4-day period) and traveled internationally to represent Oberlin in conjunction with the alumni travel program. Her favorite assignments included escorting educational alumni tours to Russia, Cuba, Greece, and Scotland. Prior to joining the Case School of Engineering, Meena served as Director of Development for the College of Engineering and Polymer Science at the University of Akron.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from The College of Wooster, and a master’s degree in English/Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University.
In her free time, Meena enjoys practicing yoga (she earned her 100-hour yoga teacher training certification in Costa Rica in 2016), traveling, hiking, biking, and reading.