Button Menu

Vernon Jordan '57 to Co-Chair Board of New Center for Civil & Human Rights

Vernon Jordan '57 to Co-Chair Board of New Center for Civil & Human Rights

December 15, 2008

Vernon Jordan AG2008.jpgDecember 15, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. — Vernon E. Jordan Jr., a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, has been named co-chair of the board of directors of the Center for Civil & Human Rights (CCHR). Groundbreaking for the $125 million Center, which will be located in Atlanta, is set for next year. The facility is scheduled to open in 2012.

CCHR's inaugural board consists of "23 leaders in the worlds of business, culture, and global civil and human rights initiatives," according to an announcement.

"We have brought together an esteemed and inspired group of members to represent this important effort that will have an impact well beyond Atlanta's city limits," says Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, who will co-chair the board with Jordan. "We envision the Center as a significant part of the ongoing civil and human rights global dialogue and this board will be a catalyst to build that consensus locally, nationally and internationally."

Read more at MarketWatch.com.vernon jordan arw2007.jpg

Vernon Jordan is a senior managing director of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, the former president of the National Urban League, advised Presidents Clinton and Carter, and served on the Iraq Study Group. An advisory member of DePauw's Board of Trustees, he recently published Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out.

Details can be found in this recent story.