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The University of Southern California Names Erika Jordan Associate Senior Vice President of Alumni Relations

Erika Jordan
USC partnered with Lindauer to find an alumni engagement leader to helm the USC Alumni Association as it enters its second century.

The University of Southern California has announced the appointment of Erika Jordan as Associate Senior Vice President of Alumni Relations. A nationally recognized leader in alumni engagement, Jordan will lead the USC Alumni Association, deepening connections and modes of engagement for alumni and members of the Trojan Family.

“As we enter the second century of the USC Alumni Association, I am excited to have Erika leading this next chapter of alumni engagement,” USC President Carol Folt said. “Under her direction, we will continue to foster vibrant alumni relations and celebrate the sense of connection and belonging that defines the most engaged and talented alumni group in the world.”

Jordan previously worked for USC Advancement from 2007-2014, including as Director of the USC Marshall School of Business’ alumni association and annual fundraising programs. Since then, she has served in leadership roles at the University of California, Irvine, and, most recently, Boston University, where she was Vice President of Alumni Engagement. Committed to advancing the entire field of alumni engagement, Jordan was recently appointed president-elect of the Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE), an organization for the chief alumni officers representing the world’s leading research universities.

In addition to her extensive professional background, Jordan brings a deep and abiding passion as a USC alumna, having earned an executive master’s degree in leadership from the USC Pace School of Public Policy in 2018.

“Erika truly believes in the power and promise of the Trojan Family,” said Scott Rabenold, Senior Vice President for University Advancement. “She’s a leader with tremendous passion for the importance of alumni engagement and volunteerism. With a broad range of experience and knowledge in this field, she is well-prepared to lead us into the next century for the USC Alumni Association.”

Erika Jordan was appointed in June 2024. The search was led by Lindauer Vice President and Managing Director Faith Montgomery, Consultant Alexandra Barber, and Associate Consultant Alexus Forte.

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