Imagine America Foundation Announces New Board Member

Washington, D.C. (July 25, 2012) – Nothing less than tremendous executive leadership has guided the Imagine America Foundation through three decades of continual growth. The Foundation is honored to announce the continuation of its great leadership tradition with the departure of a longtime board member and supporter, Dr. Patricia Kapper, and the appointment of a new board member, Daniel A. Levinson, who shares a passion for career education institutions and the students attending them.

For five years, Dr. Patricia Kapper helped guide the Foundation through important executive decisions involving the expansion of its various scholarship programs and the evolution of its influence in the higher education realm. Kapper, who is Chief Academic Officer of Education Corporation of America in Birmingham, Ala., became an integral member of the Board of Directors, drawing on her years as a classroom educator and career education leader.

“I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this team,” Dr. Kapper said. “Like our schools, the Board was focused on the mission and vision of helping students attain the careers they need to turn their lives around. It was an honor and a pleasure to serve with this group.”

The newest appointment to the Imagine America Foundation Board of Directors is Daniel A. Levinson, CEO of Ex'pression College For Digital Arts. Levinson has been a leader in the educational sector for more than 20 years and has been responsible for improving the quality of academic programs, while also implementing strategies for growth and new business development both locally and regionally.    

Before joining Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, Levinson held a number of executive management positions in both administration and education with The Art Institutes, providing strategic direction and leadership to students and faculty, while maintaining campus growth. Previous positions with The Art Institutes include Group Vice President, where he oversaw twelve campuses and played a key strategic role in both expansion and additions of new campus locations, as well as President at both The Art Institute of California – Orange County and The Art Institute of California – San Diego.  Additionally, Levinson spent five years as the Dean of Education at The Art Institute of Phoenix.

Levinson has also served on the Board of Directors of the EDMC Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for scholarships. He is also a former Commissioner for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) where he was actively involved in initiatives including human resources and distance education.

“A number of my schools have been involved in the Imagine America Foundation scholarship programs since the early 2000s,” Levinson said. “I’ve had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact the Foundation and its offerings have on students. I’m excited to join a board with so many outstanding career college executives.”

For more information about Imagine America Foundation Board of Directors or its ongoing projects, contact Robert L. Martin, President of the Imagine America Foundation at (202) 336-6758 or bobm@imagine-america.org.

About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $75 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military personnel attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America(R) programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation's programs, please visit www.imagine-america.org.