St. Louis Community College Foundation Elects PARIC VP Hayes

By on October 8, 2018

Howard Hayes, PARIC Corp. vice president of diversity and inclusion, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Community College Foundation.

The role of the Foundation is to build awareness and understanding of the college while raising funds to help meet continuing financial needs of students and of the college.

The Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization with assets of more than $8.5 million and an endowment of $3.5 million, according to Jo-Ann Digman, the Foundation’s executive director.

“The STLCC Foundation has awarded almost $2 million in financial assistance to thousands of students,” Digman said. “We’re pleased to have Mr. Hayes working to help us meet the financial needs of students so they may successfully complete their program of studies and move into the work force as productive citizens.”

Hayes, in his role as PARIC vice president, is responsible for developing and executing initiatives to create and to foster open and inclusive work environments as well as supporting small, local, minority-owned and women-owned companies seeking to do business with PARIC.

Before joining PARIC, Hayes worked for the St. Louis Development Corporation overseeing inclusion and workforce goals on large-scale projects including Ballpark Village, Cortex Innovation Center, Union Station and Scottrade Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration at St. Louis University and a Master of Business Administration at Webster University.

PARIC, one of the largest privately held St. Louis-based companies, pairs their unique construction management approach and negotiated general construction techniques to take projects beyond expectations, offering customers the opportunity to “Experience. Excellence.” in every phase of the build.

Established in 1979, PARIC specializes in commercial and interiors, education, healthcare, historic and urban redevelopment, hospitality and entertainment, municipal, science and technology, senior living and sports complexes.


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