IOWA COLLEGE ACCESS NETWORK
ICAN Elects Board Members and Officers Doug Bannon and John Davis to join governing board
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (July 26, 2012) — The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) recently elected two new members and officers for its governing board. ICAN, a nonprofit educational organization that empowers and encourages Iowans to achieve their educational and career goals, is governed by a board of educators, nonprofit managers, and business leaders from throughout Iowa.
John Davis and Doug Bannon were elected to three-year board terms beginning September 2012. Davis provides counseling services to Essex Community Schools and South Page Community Schools through his company, Educational Transitions. Davis, a former school counselor, has served as the president of the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) and as president of the Iowa Association for College Admissions Counseling (IACAC).
Doug Bannon has been employed at Kirkwood Community college for over 28 years and currently serves as the Dean of Admissions. He is a member of IACAC and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and has previously served on the Executive Board of Directors for IACAC and the National Council on Youth Leadership.
ICAN’s newly elected officers include Board Chair Rose Rennekamp, a retired eastern Iowa business executive. ICAN’s new Treasurer is DeLores Hawkins, Financial Aid Director at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Secretary is Jessica Tucker, a partner at Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker & Gelman law firm in Iowa City.
“ICAN is committed to providing exceptional quality college planning and financial aid application services at no cost to Iowa students and their families,” said Rose Rennekamp. “Iowa’s future depends the availability of a high-quality workforce. We need to help all students prepare for and succeed in college, and graduate with as little debt as possible.”
ICAN, originally part of Iowa Student Loan, became an independent, nonprofit organization in the fall of 2009. It is supported by contributions from generous individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations. “ICAN provides free, accurate and timely college planning information to students and their families through our website (icansucceed.org), group meetings in nearly every Iowa county, and appointments at our West Des Moines and Cedar Rapids offices. We’re continually looking for new ways to partner with community members and organizations, so that we can remain a leading resource for college planning and financial aid information” said Erick Danielson, ICAN’s Interim Executive Director. “I encourage groups or businesses that want to learn about the role ICAN plays in empowering students to get to and succeed in college to contact us.” Danielson can be reached at (877) 272-4692 ext 4203 or at edanielson@ICANsucceed.org.
The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit, educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa, and a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN). ICAN has two locations in Cedar Rapids and West Des Moines, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit www.ICANsucceed.org
(CONTACT: Erick Danielson, Interim Executive Director, 515-402-4203, edanielson@ICANsucceed.org)