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Office of the President

David C. Howse was appointed president of California College of the Arts (CCA) in October 2023. Before assuming the role of president, Howse held key positions at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Notably, he served as Vice President of the Office of the Arts and concurrently as the Executive Director of ArtsEmerson. With over two decades of experience, Howse has successfully led arts organizations primarily within educational institutions, through strategic visioning, fundraising, and community building.

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Office of the President Staff

  • David C. Howse, President
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    • Phone: 415.551.9306
  • Adriana Lopez Lobovits, Ed.D., Director of the President's Office
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    • Phone: 415.551.9269
  • Eduardo Guillen, Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator
    • Email:
    • Phone: 415.551.9257