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Tony Digiovanni is a recognized senior executive in the higher education sector with over 25 years of experience.

As of September 1st, 2019, Digiovanni was appointed to serve as President and CEO of Claremont Lincoln University (CLU), an online graduate institution located in Claremont, California.  He has been a Board Member of CLU since 2016.

Digiovanni last served as CEO of a venture-backed startup organization in higher education, Ameritas Educational Services.  The company’s mission was to establish a dual-language, English-immersion, academic program for the Hispanic community, partnering with community colleges throughout the U.S. to improve student retention, graduation and eventual success in the workforce.

From 2007 to 2011, Digiovanni was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment for Education Management Corporation.  In that capacity, he oversaw an annual marketing budget in excess of $100 million for the Art Institute, Argosy University, South University and Brown Mackie College.

Prior to that, Digiovanni served with Corinthian Colleges as President and COO, and also with the University of Phoenix in various executive positions.  Digiovanni was the first President of University of Phoenix Online and helped take the organization public in September 2000.

Mr. Digiovanni has lobbied in Sacramento and the U.S. Congress on behalf of the higher education sector, and has participated as a speaker in numerous education conferences throughout the U.S.  In November 2001 he was the Plenary Speaker at the Sloan International Conference of Online Learning.

Digiovanni serves on the Board of Regents of his alma mater, Loyola Marymount University, and with the School of Education on their Board of Visitors.  He is also a Board Member of the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Digiovanni has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BBA from Loyola Marymount University.  He resides in Long Beach with his wife Christine, and has five adult children living in various locations across the U.S.