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College welcomes Jordan as new director of development

Jennifer JordanJennifer Jordan will join the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts as its director of development in June.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome Jennifer to the Creative Arts Center family,” said Dean Paul Kreider. “We know her experience will be a tremendous asset to the College of Creative Arts as we work to fund the expansion of the Creative Arts Center.”

In addition to the ambitious expansion project, Jordan will also concentrate on guiding and developing fundraising strategies for the Art Museum of WVU, student scholarships and assistantships, and a range of other initiatives.

“I look forward to working alongside Jennifer in furthering the goals of the College,” Kreider said.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the fundraising efforts at the College of Creative Arts,” Jordan said. “I believe whole-heartedly in the land-grant mission of this University and our responsibility to serve West Virginia and her people – and serve I will. I anticipate great, visionary and bold things to come in the near future at the Creative Arts Center, so stay tuned!”

Jordan joins the College after a three-year stint as associate director of development for WVU’sCollege of Law. In that role, she worked closely with the dean to raise funds to support the mission, programs, project and students of the College. She managed a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, along with the College’s annual giving program.

Prior to that, Jordan served as director of development for Legal Aid of West Virginia, where her statewide responsibilities involved implementing a comprehensive, effective resource development plan including major gifts, annual fund campaign management, grant research, and planned giving.

Her other professional experiences include work as a program director for West Virginia State University Extension, developing resources to aid in the revitalized of a gentrified community in Charleston. She’s been executive director for Kanawha Valley Collective, Inc., and senior program manager for Terrell Ellis & Associates, a management and consulting firm.

She earned a B.A. in History and Government from the WVU Institute of Technology and a M.A in American Public Policy and Political Science from WVU.