Jay Kahn

30under30-LOGOWhile an undergraduate Jay served Epsilon Alpha as Archon before headed off to grad school At Bowling Green in Ohio. He received his Masters in College Student Personal and recently got his MBA from Ohio. Jay started his higher education career in student affairs before moving his way to the office of giving. Since 2012 he has worked his way up to Senior Development Director for The University of Ohio’s central office. There he oversees a team of major gifts officers. They recently wrapped up their largest capital campaign in the schools history raising over $450 million dollars. Jay has a passion for development as a way to bring down the cost of college and grant more access to deserving students. He continues to give back to the fraternity as the Theta Chi Chapter advisor, serving on Epsilon Alpha’s alumni board and the nation Alumni Engagement Committee. Jay has also remained active in Elon’s alumni community serving as co-chair of his class’ five year reunion and a member of the LGBTQIA Alumni Network.

Advice for students and young alumni:
“Keep an open mind about every opportunity, don’t do something because you think it’s what you should be doing.”