Jordan joined UCD Foundation in 2019 as Head of Campaigns before taking up the role of Director of Development in 2022. Her work has centred around developing effective, long-term, philanthropic relationships in support of UCD’s fundraising priorities for campus development, student support, and research, and leading the development team at the Foundation.

Jordan has shown a strong commitment to philanthropy and social impact in Ireland over her almost two decades working in the non-profit sector. Prior to joining UCD Foundation, she held the role of Grants Director at The Ireland Funds for six years, as well as roles at Philanthropy Ireland and Suas. She currently serves on the boards of two non-profit organisations – St Stephen’s Green Trust and Making Connections.

Originally from South Carolina, Jordan earned an undergraduate degree in French, Political Science and Chemistry before completing a master’s in International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin and, later, a post-graduate diploma in Public Relations at the European Institute of Communications. She is currently working towards a MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

On the announcement of her appointment as CEO of UCD Foundation, Jordan Campbell said: “I am truly honoured to have been appointed the first CEO of UCD Foundation. This is a time of great ambition at University College Dublin, and the Foundation will play an important role in supporting the university in realising its ambitions and continue to nurture its students, deliver excellence in research, and develop world-class facilities across its campuses”.



“It is a privilege to work with our incredible donors, corporate partners, and our global community of alumni and volunteers, all of whom are invaluable to UCD’s success.There is a creative, ambitious, and dedicated team in UCD Foundation and I am proud to work alongside them and our Board of Directors as we grow our impact over the next few years.”

Jordan Campbell, CEO – UCD Foundation

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