Owings Mills Resident Named Baltimore Collegetown Network Executive Director
Baltimore Collegetown Network (BCN) today announced the appointment of Toni St. John as its next executive director. She begins her new position February 6.
For more than 20 years, St. John has lived and worked in the Baltimore region. Most recently, she has served as director of development and communications at The Women’s Law Center of Maryland.
“On behalf of the board of directors and staff at BCN, we are eager to work with Toni St. John in her new role as executive director,” said BCN Governing Board President Dr. Yvette Mozie-Ross, vice provost for enrollment management and planning at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). “Toni will bring to our organization expertise in communications, development and community engagement, and we’re eager to work with her on opportunities to advance the interests of higher education in Baltimore. I wish Toni much success and look forward to assisting her in her new role.”
St. John received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her juris doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. St. John served as director of judicial clerkships & government programs at Maryland Carey Law and also worked at Goucher College as assistant director of the post-baccalaureate premedical program.
She is a board member of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority and on the Advisory Committee for the Maryland Nonprofits Accelerator Program.
“I am excited for and honored by this opportunity to lead BCN in its next chapter. I look forward to working with the governing board under the leadership of Dr. Mozie-Ross and the talented BCN staff to continue the important mission of the organization and envision its future together,” St. John said. “I am eager to roll up my sleeves and work on behalf of the students, faculty and staff at the BCN member institutions. Baltimore is a special place, and we will engage with public and private partners and higher education leaders across the region to make it an even greater college town.”
With BCN’s experienced staff and governing board as support, St. John will be well-positioned to influence Collegetown’s impact on higher education in Baltimore, including initiatives around academic partnerships, transportation, marketing, internships, communities of practices, research studies, engagement programs and fellowships -- all designed to recruit students to study at member institutions and to become involved as civic leaders in the region.
About Baltimore Collegetown Network
Baltimore Collegetown Network is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization that brings area colleges and universities –including 120,000 students and $17 billion in economic activity – into a consortium that benefits each institution and the region as a whole. Collegetown creates projects and partnerships that attract, engage and retain students, raises the profile of Baltimore as a college destination and helps colleges share resources. For more information, visit BaltimoreCollegetown.org.