The Central Lakes College Foundation has named its new director. Jana Shogren, former director of Bridges of Hope in Brainerd, will begin in her role as director of the CLC Foundation on June 20.
A committee made up of CLC Foundation Board members and CLC staff interviewed Shogren and other candidates.
CLC Foundation Board member Nathan Hamilton said Shogren stood out because of her personality and ability to connect with people.
“I think that we selected Jana as she was well-respected in the local community and has the ability to create connections to help the CLC Foundation grow and develop,” he said. “She has a strong presence within the community, which will help to grow the visibility of the CLC Foundation.”
Shogren said, “I’m honored to be chosen for this position and look forward to maximizing the impact the CLC Foundation can make in the lives of students.”
Shogren replaces outgoing director Pam Thomsen, who will retire at the end of July.