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James Lippincott, Catherine Jordan Join Antioch College Advancement Team

Antioch College is pleased to announce the following additions to its Advancement team.

James Lippincott has been named Director of Alumni and External Relations. He will be responsible for designing, building and leading Antioch’s alumni relations program, capitalizing on the commitment and enthusiasm of the College’s deeply loyal alumni. He will work closely with College leadership, the Alumni Association Board of Directors and Advancement colleagues to most effectively engage alumni in the life of the College. He will develop and execute a strategic platform of alumni engagement, including signature events, reunions, visiting scholars, and programming for younger alumni, that advances the mutual interests of the alumni body and the College.

Lippincott was previously Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at Willamette University, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at Claremont McKenna College, and also worked for his alma mater, Pitzer College. Other professional experience includes interdisciplinary approaches to communications, graphic design, new media, event design and production, architecture, landscape, and theatrical design. His academic and professional work has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsweek, and the New York Times, and he has been an invited speaker at design and higher education conferences. Lippincott received his Master of Architecture degree in 2000 from SCI-Arc, an avant-garde architecture school in Los Angeles, CA.

“Antioch College seems to me to be one of those special places which makes an outsized contribution to society,” said Lippincott. “Antioch genuinely wishes to engage its alumni in a symbiotic relationship with the college, its students and faculty, and of course with each other. The challenge and opportunity of this position--and how it fits into achieving Antioch's ambitions and vision--is indeed very compelling to me.”

Catherine Jordan ’72 has joined the team as Director of Special Projects. Jordan will work with the Alumni Relations team to harness the talents and resources of the alumni to assist Antioch, help develop the New Generations Scholarship Program, and visit with major donors.

Jordan, a seasoned non-profit executive, has led several arts and educational organizations in Minneapolis, MN. They include a peer education program to educate teenagers in sexual health and drug abuse prevention, an arts council supporting 30 arts organizations, and a local education fund supporting the Minneapolis Public Schools, where she created Career and College Centers and developed a program that recruits, trains and annually places 700 high school students in paid summer jobs. She was part of the alumni group that organized the effort to save and reopen Antioch, and has raised over $1 million at reunion gala events for College capital projects and scholarships over the last seven years.

“I’m pleased to join the Advancement team and apply my skills to strengthening Antioch College,” said Jordan.