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Jo-Ann Digman Appointed Executive Director of STLCC Foundation

March 24, 2011

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Jo-Ann Digman

Jo-Ann Digman, executive director of InSight St. Louis and principal and founder of the Digman Network, has been appointed executive director of the St. Louis Community College Foundation. The STLCC Board of Trustees at its March 24 meeting approved her appointment. Digman will assume these duties April 1. She replaces Bill Lane, who resigned last fall.

Digman has served as executive director of InSight St. Louis since 2006; she founded the Digman Network in 2004.

While at InSight St. Louis, Digman established the St. Louis Corporate Diversity Recruitment Council, a non-profit dedicated to recruiting students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to St. Louis to live and work. She formed strategic alliances with faculty and staff on the campuses of HBCUs to enhance recruitment efforts on behalf of a coalition of St. Louis corporations. She also developed and implemented a recruitment/marketing campaign to promote living and working in the St. Louis region. She also raised funds to support InSight St. Louis programs and operations area-based corporations.

The Digman Network is an external relations consulting company that provides services in the areas of community and industrial relations, philanthropy, fund development, public policy and stakeholder advocacy.

Prior to starting her consulting firm, Digman was employed for four years by the Merisant Company as president of the Equal Sweetener Foundation and vice president of external relations. She also was employed by the Monsanto Company as director of external relations for eight years, and as assistant to the chancellor at Saint Louis University for four years. Digman also served from 1986-92 as district office director for U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond as a caseworker from 1979-82 for U.S. Sen. Jack Danforth.

Digman’s community activities have included service on the boards of the Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis, the Sheldon Arts Foundation, the International Institute, St. Louis Forum, the Junior League of St. Louis, the American Red Cross Bi-State Chapter and the Arts and Education Council.

Digman holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in social work from Saint Louis University.

The St. Louis Community College Foundation creates and fosters community linkages that support and advance the college’s mission of providing educational opportunities for its students and the community by soliciting and administering gifts and funds for college scholarships and programs, capital projects and endowment.