Eric Dicken leads the Donor Relations and University Events team to present memorable events that engage our community and advance Case Western Reserve University’s vision. The university’s 2004 hosting of The Race at Case: The Vice Presidential Debate introduced Eric to large-scale events at Case Western Reserve. He managed the 300+ volunteers required for the event. In January 2005, Eric joined the University Events team and began overseeing Fall Convocation, Commencement, Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation, the Callahan Distinguished Lecture, and Momentum, among other university events.
He served on the core events team for the $1 billion capital campaign, Forward Thinking, the Campaign for Case Western Reserve University, which launched publicly in October 2011. Eric's community involvement includes a longstanding affiliation with the Cleveland International Film Festival and Near West Theatre. He is a member of the North American Association of Commencement Officers and the Protocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association. He earned a BA in English and Theatre Arts from Hiram College, a MEd from Kent State University, and a Master of Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University.