Capella University graduate student named president-elect of the Independent College Advancement Associates (ICAA)

July 5, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, July 5, 2007 – The Independent College Advancement Associates (ICAA) has named Al DiFranco its president-elect. The ICAA is a professional association made up of 90 independent colleges and universities, and 1,300 individual staff members, from Ohio and bordering states. DiFranco is the development officer for Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio, and is also pursuing a master’s degree in higher education leadership at Capella University, an accredited* online university. More than 1,000 teachers, principals, and superintendents have chosen Capella to earn their master’s or doctoral degrees online.


In his role as president of the ICAA, DiFranco will serve as an ambassador for the member institutions at conferences and other events, and will facilitate the organization’s regular meetings and workshops. The individual members of the ICAA include alumni affairs officers, development professionals, college administrators, and others.


“It’s an honor to be chose president-elect of the ICAA. I truly enjoy being able to advocate and represent these quality educational institutions,” DiFranco said.


DiFranco’s term as ICAA president will officially begin after the organization’s conference in July. He will serve a one-year term.


About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, public safety, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 89 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 19,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),

Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552),



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