After nearly a decade serving the Emory community, Courtnay Oddman will be leaving the university for a new senior consulting position.

In her most recent role, Oddman led Open Expression Programs. She expanded the Open Expression Observers Program, enhanced campus-wide training on the Respect for Open Expression Policy and managed a record number of requests for open expression support

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Oddman joined Emory in 2014 as Residence Life’s complex director for the Clairmont Residential Center and as summer housing coordinator, quickly becoming an invaluable member of the Campus Life team. She advanced to assistant director and then to associate director of operations, employing a strategic and collaborative approach to her work. She also supported Campus Life as Residence Hall Association advisor, training and development lead, Faculty in Residence Program director, university Title IX investigator, and interim Title IX coordinator for faculty and staff.

A dedicated advocate for students, Oddman served as the advisor for the Indian Cultural Association and the Association of Caribbean Educators and Students.

Her passion for learning and her dedication to upskilling led her to pursue an MBA from Goizueta Business School. While earning her degree through the evening MBA program, Oddman served as the vice president of Academic Affairs and as a Delta Leadership Coaching Fellow within the college. She graduated at the top of her class earning Beta Gamma Sigma academic honors. Staff and faculty selected her to be the recipient of the Michael Lee Outstanding Evening MBA Achievement Award, and peers presented her with the Core Value Award for Diversity.

During her time at Emory, Oddman has been honored with numerous other awards, including the Recipient of Women of Excellence Mentorship Award (2020), Emory University Award of Distinction (2017), James C. Grimm Outstanding New Professional Award (2016), and Emory Campus Life Service Award (2015).

The Campus Life team deeply appreciates Courtnay’s many contributions to and lasting impact on the Emory community. Her last day in office is February 5. You can share your best wishes with Courtnay at