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Vice President, Alumni Engagement Boston, MA

Boston University has appointed Erika Jordan as vice president for alumni engagement, effective June 1, 2021. Reporting to Karen Engelbourg, senior vice president for development and alumni relations, and serving as a member of her senior leadership team, Jordan will provide strategic vision and innovative leadership for all aspects of the University’s alumni programs and outreach, annual giving, and development communications.

Jordan comes to Boston after six years at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in progressive roles, culminating in her tenure as assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations and constituent engagement. In this position, Jordan served as the chief alumni relations and engagement officer for the campus and provided leadership and strategic guidance to the engagement and annual programs, alumni relations, and Health Advancement pipeline. She also held responsibility for the overall management of the UCI Alumni Association, campus-wide annual giving efforts, the Chancellor’s Club, the parent engagement program, the reunions program, and leadership annual giving, which includes a frontline team of gift officers. Before joining UCI, Jordan spent eight years at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and as special events coordinator for the Fulfillment Fund in Los Angeles, which helps economically disadvantaged students attend college.

Jordan earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Howard University and an executive master’s degree in leadership from the University of Southern California.

Jack Gorman led this search with Nicole Poe and Molly Gallagher.

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