Higher education is so edifying!
In the course of a raid by federal immigration agents, it came to light that the Chancellor of the University of Northern Virginia (UNVA) — a controversial for-profit school suspected of aiding and abetting in immigration visa fraud — is a fetish of kinky sadomasochist sex who’s transformed the basement of his suburban home into a dungeon complete with bondage racks.
The Smoking Gun reports on August 1, 2011, that in addition to being UNVA’s chancellor, 64-year-old David V. Lee (pictured above) is also the chair of its board of trustees.
Lee and his girlfriend “polyfamilyinva2”recently advertised online on collarme.com, which describes itself as the “largest BDSM Community on the Planet,” seeking “attractive submissive” women who —
“wish to be part of our poly family. Ideally you will consider yourself a slave or a sub with slave tendencies. We enjoy almost all kinks, and are expert in most of them. But for us it is more the submission and commitment that matter. We provide a safe, sane home with a good balance of love and discipline. We are very serious about finding a permanent addition to our poly family. We are in excellent health and in excellent shape.”
The couple’s profile included an assortment of photos showing them in a variety of poses. In two pictures, Lee is placing a flame near the body of a naked woman wearing a bondage mask. In another photo, a shirtless Lee is seen flexing in a mirror. Another photo shows Lee’s immaculate dungeon with its polished wood floors and bondage racks. Other images from the couple’s online profile show Lee’s girlfriend attached to a wooden rack and caught in a metal spider web. Another image shows Lee’s girlfriend astride another woman, who appears to be gagged with an extension cord.
Other photos are more mundane, showing the couple at home in Santa hats and attending a holiday party.
UNVA is unaccredited, which means no accrediting body that is recognized by U.S. authorities has accredited this for-profit school. A March 2011 article in the authoritative The Chronicle of Higher Education compared UNVA’s enrollment practices and business model to those of Tri-Valley University, a California institution that was forced to close after facing an investigation for visa fraud. The Chronicle article states that UNVA enrolls Indian students who work full-time in “internships,” without being required to attend actual classes. About 90% of UNVA’s students were from India who paid between $5,000 and $10,000 for admission.
In a day-long exercise, dozens of officials from different federal agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and FBI, raided offices at UNVA’s Annadale campus and took away with them a large number of boxes full of documents and computer hard drives from its administrative division.
The ICE probe is examining whether UNVA, which was founded in 1998, has exploited visa loopholes to enroll foreign students. Investigators are seeking to determine whether some students attended classes or just used enrollment in UNVA as a method of gaining entry to the United States. During the July 28 raid, UNVA officials were served with a notice temporarily blocking the school from enrolling any new foreign students.
H/t Fellowship’s lowtechgrannie!