PlattForm Founder Michael Platt Receives Lifetime Achievement Honor

LENEXA, Kan. – (June 14, 2013) – PlattForm, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment-management services to colleges and universities, has announced that visionary CEO and Founder, Michael Platt, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Imagine America Foundation.

The award, given annually, recognizes career college founders, owners or operators who have provided exceptional leadership and support to the sector. Previous awardees have distinguished themselves through the management of their institutions, their high ethical standards and devotion to innovation.

“There are pioneers in higher education, and then there are individuals like Michael, who set the standards for other leaders to compare with,” said Robert L. Martin, Foundation President and CEO. “He has made a tremendous impact on career education. But perhaps even greater than that, he has been influential on the front lines of all the critical issues to face our sector.”

Platt’ s leadership at trying times along with business and marketing acumen earned him the award. For more than 20 years, he has provided out-of-the-box marketing services for all types of higher education institutions while guiding the development of the trend-setting creative agency that provides enrollment marketing and admissions support solutions. Platt founded PlattForm as a media placement agency in 1989. His unparalleled determination grew the nearly $200 million business, which works each day to help people improve their lives through education.

Platt accepted the award last week at the Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities Annual Convention and Exposition in Orlando, Fla. The convention brings nearly 300 exhibit booths and approximately 1,500 attendees together from across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

For more information, please contact Kevin Kuzma, Director of Communications, at or 913.396.5316.

About PlattForm
Since 1989, PlattForm ( has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. The firm, headquartered in suburban Kansas City, boasts an internal staff of more than 550 industry experts. As thought leaders in post-secondary education, PlattForm has helped over 4,000 colleges and universities improve the lives of millions of individuals. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services.



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