We are pleased to announce the appointment of Damon Mitchell as the new Development Director of Outreach Programs including The Walker Scottish Rite Clinic and Kids Rock Cancer, effective August 1, 2023. Damon brings over a decade of operations, strategic partnerships, and collegiate retail management experience in higher education to his new position. In his previous role at Maryville, he oversaw the student experience for dining, retail, laundry, vending, printing, and mail services.
“Damon’s extensive experience and innovative approach to managing partnerships will be crucial as we seek to expand our resources for providing access and opportunity in our community,” said Laraine Davis, Vice President of Community and Government Relations at Maryville. “We are thrilled he is serving in this important role.”
Over his career, Mitchell has leveraged strategic partnerships with companies such as Apple, Coca-Cola, Staples, Barnes & Noble, Aramark, Follett, Under Armour, and more to improve customer experience while driving value. In his new role he will maximize his passion for people as the Development Director of Outreach Programs. This will include leading fundraising efforts for Maryville’s Kids Rock Cancer music therapy program, as well as for the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic which provides speech-language therapy at no cost for preschool-age children with communication disorders.
“I am excited Damon is joining our Development and Alumni Relations team,” said Fay Fetick, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Maryville. “His skills are uniquely tailored to his new position, and he will be a tremendous asset to our office and the programs he serves.”
Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lindenwood University; and a Master of Divinity (MDiv, Divinity/Ministry) degree from Regent University.