Franklin College has named Lee Ann Jourdan assistant vice president for alumni engagement and annual giving. She'll be part of the college's development and alumni engagement team. She has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and higher education fundraising. Jourdan most recently served as DePauw University’s director of annual giving. Before that, she worked at several Indiana nonprofit organizations and universities. Jourdan served as director of development for Indiana University’s School of Education in Indianapolis, as vice president of development and public relations for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis and as executive director of Girls Inc. of Monroe County.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University. Jourdan also holds a certificate in fundraising management from Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy.