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Stephen Beal was appointed president of California College of the Arts (CCA) in May 2008, after serving as the college’s provost for over ten years. President Beal’s commitment to CCA’s students and academic mission is reflected in his many accomplishments, which include leading an ambitious multi-year campus unification project, dramatically increasing on-campus student housing, contributing to an overall enrollment increase of over 70% since 2000, strengthening the Board of Trustees, and spearheading numerous successful fundraising campaigns.

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Office of the President Staff

  • Stephen Beal, President
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    • Phone: 510.594.3630
  • Tayler Harriman, Administrative Assistant to the President and Board of Trustees
    • Email:
    • Phone: 510.594.3633
  • Adriana Lobovits, Special Assistant and Board Liaison
    • Email:
    • Phone:415.551.9269
  • David Meckel, Director of Campus Planning
    • Email:
    • Phone: 415.703.9561

President + Staff

Learn more about the advancements the president and his staff have accomplished

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Empowering artists and designers to change the world

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President's Diversity Steering Group

The PDSG is composed of faculty, staff, and students who guide the college in fulfilling its diversity, equity, and inclusion mission and goals.

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Dream Big: Strategic Plan Extension 2016-20

For more than 100 years, California College of the Arts (CCA) has been dedicated to educating students to shape culture through the practice and understanding of the arts.

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Presidential News View More

April 21, 2021 – Marking this moment of accountability

April 21, 2021, 4:03 PM by Tayler Harriman

Dear CCA Community,

Like many of you, I watched the news closely yesterday afternoon, waiting to learn the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. When the verdict came—guilty on ...

March 18, 2021 - A statement of care following the tragedy in Atlanta

March 18, 2021, 10:15 AM by Tayler Harriman

Dear CCA Community,

On Tuesday, we learned of another terrible act of violence in our country—the murder of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian women. I am deeply saddened for those who are coping with the unbearable ...

Standing in solidarity together against anti-Asian violence and racism

February 22, 2021, 2:49 PM by Tayler Harriman

This message was sent to the CCA community on February 22, 2021

Dear CCA Community,

There has been a disturbing increase in violence and discrimination against Asian and Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities since the onset of the pandemic ...