Vernon Jordan '57 Presents at American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy
April 26, 2010
April 26, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, is among the presenters at this week's American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy, a nationwide training program to develop the next generation of leaders in the nonprofit sector. An announcement notes that Jordan's "achievements as a lawyer and in the nonprofit, government and business sectors have made him one of the most influential figures in American politics and business."
Created in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership, the Nonprofit Leadership Academy immerses participants in a series of leadership training and development courses. Through the Academy, participants polish the personal, business, and leadership skills needed to run a successful nonprofit enterprise. Launched in 2008 to address the need created by a growing deficit of leadership talent in the nonprofit sector, the Academy brings together forty-eight emerging leaders from within community, environmental, international relief and cultural organizations. Participants are selected based upon a competitive application process and were selected from eight national and local nonprofit partners from a variety of sectors.
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Vernon Jordan is the former president of the National Urban League and served as an adviser to Presidents Clinton and Carter. Currently a director of Lazard Ltd. and Lazard Group and senior counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Jordan serves as an advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees.
On June 9, 2007, Jordan delivered the silver anniversary address at his Class of 1957's 50th reunion. [Download Audio: "June 2007 Address by Vernon E. Jordan Jr. '57" - 5451kb]Back