Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College, has been tapped to chair Opportunity Nation's Leadership Council, a group of 100 influential Americans "who are leading the conversation about how to revitalize the American Dream and raise awareness about the growing opportunity gap in our country." Leadership Council members include Dr. Fareed Zakaria and Arianna Huffington as well as Iowa's J. Barry Griswell and Wayne Ford. "Rob is one of the most dynamic higher education leaders in the country, and his counsel and insight have been instrumental in the campaign's work to elevate the role of community colleges as cross-sector levers for change," said Russell Krumnow, Opportunity Nation's managing director.