Dan Levinson Named CEO of Ex’pression College for Digital Arts

Emeryville, California (EastBayDaily) — Ex’pression College for Digital Arts, the premier school of its kind in the United States, today announced the appointment of Dan Levinson as Chief Executive Officer. Levinson comes to Ex’pression College armed with over nineteen years of experience in higher education. Levinson began as an audio instructor in the Audio and Video department at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and held an array of academic, administrative, and strategic positions with the Art Institutes.

Before joining Ex’pression College, Levinson served as President of the Art Institute of Orange County where he successfully provided 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.

“We are thrilled to announce Dan’s addition to the Ex’pression College management team. The combination of his artistic background with his considerable accomplishments in both art school management and curriculum make him the perfect choice as Chief Executive,” commented Ex’pression College Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Ellis Gedney.

Levinson, who will join the team on October 12th commented, “Joining Ex’pression gives me the opportunity to help students be successful in their creative futures and takes me back to my roots as a musician and production company/studio owner. I’m glad that my professional life as a musician and educator can fuse to create this exciting partnership. I can’t wait to begin.”

Levinson has 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.

About Ex’pression College for Digital Arts: Founded in 1999 by the late (2008) Dutch entrepreneur Eckart Wintzen, Ex’pression is a unique, accredited digital arts college. Ex’pression College for Digital Arts teaches and grants Bachelor’s degrees in four programs: Sound Arts; Animation & Visual Effects; Motion Graphic Design and Game Art & Design. Expression utilizes a professional, accelerated program, and students live and learn in the culture of digital arts for about 2.5 years. Each class is limited to a small number of students to insure excellent and hands-on learning and the student to computer ratio is one-to-one. Students are taught by and work with the best practitioners and equipment that the industry can offer. Ex’pression’s close ties to top industry professionals provide students with real-world client projects and mentorship opportunities and a top-rated career development track that has resulted in an exceptionally high placement rate for graduates.

Expression is located in an imagination-inspiring 110,000-square-foot building, at 6601 Shellmound St. in Emeryville, Calif., just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco. For more information, please visit the Ex’pression Website at: http://www.expression.edu.

Press Contact: Maresa Danielsen (510) 594-6934


Maresa Danielsen
Ex'pression College for Digital Arts