STLCC announces new leader for Workforce Solutions Group
St. Louis Community College and the Board of Trustees hired Phyllis Ellison as associate vice chancellor of Workforce Solutions Group.
In this role, Ellison is responsible for the overall development and management of corporate and community workforce development, continuing professional development, personal enrichment education, as well as managing entrepreneurial initiatives to meet the needs of the local, regional and national workforce.
Her career experience includes serving as the vice president of partnerships and program development at Cortex Innovation Community, director of Startup Connection, InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum, as well as experience in private sector industries, consumer finance, commercial real estate and corporate consulting.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and economics from Truman State University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Louis University.
“This is an exciting time to be joining St. Louis Community College! There is such a need for job-specific skills training in our community. STLCC has been delivering this and is well-positioned to help both workers and employers,” said Ellison.
“Timely education and training is a key part of moving our region forward and expanding careers for everyone in our community.”
“I am thrilled to welcome Phyllis Ellison to STLCC Workforce Solutions Group. Her expertise in the field and her connections to entrepreneurship and business leadership will be invaluable to the students and communities we serve,” said Jeff L. Pittman, Ph.D., chancellor, St. Louis Community College. “I look forward to working together as the College continues to grow its partnerships with businesses and industries that need skilled career professionals and seek training and development at STLCC.”
Ellison started the job March 4. The position was previously held by Hart Nelson, who was promoted to the College’s chief operations officer in December 2021.