For the past five years, Erica Paythress has effectively represented the face of Corporate Relations. Working in close coordination with various departments on campus, Erica has proven to be indispensable in organizing and managing schedules and resources while innovating successful projects to improve office support.
Erica has brought over 30 years of experience in her field to the office. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies. After attaining her BA, Erica worked for Cleveland State University in an administrative role within the department of Information Services and Technology. She was later promoted to the College of Sciences and Health Professions. Afterwards, she returned to school and earned a Master of Arts in Public Administration with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Cleveland State University.
Erica was offered a position at Case Western Reserve University in the Technology Transfer Office as a department assistant for four years until she was promoted to the Office of Corporate Relations as a Coordinator. In recent years Erica has worked to organize records, run reports for corporation metrics, manage the department budget and keep in close contact with our partners, as well as provide necessary correspondence handling. Her reorganization of our departmental systems has allowed for unprecedented efficiency within our department. Additionally, Erica has cultivated a harmonious work environment that allows her to graciously represent the face of our office when meeting and corresponding with both new and old top level corporate partners.