Director of Finance & Operations
Partners for Education
Penny Jordan has worked for Berea College’s Partners for Education for 3 years. In addition to working in the banking industry for over 10 years as a Loan Officer, Retail Operations Manager, Branch Manager and Customer Service Representative, Jordan has extensive experience working with underserved and underrepresented populations at a nonprofit housing and financial assistance agency in Lexington.
Jordan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Management with an Accounting specialization from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been accepted into the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program with Eastern Kentucky University and began work on an Ed.D. in the Fall of 2013.
In addition to her professional work experience, Jordan has been involved with several community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Madison County Toastmasters, Berea Community School Football Boosters, Berea and Richmond Chamber of Commerce, United Way and Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Program (CKEEP) volunteer tax preparation program.