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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
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    • 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

January 6, 2021 - Message from President Beal

January 8, 2021, 9:10 AM by Tayler Harriman

This message was sent out to the CCA community on January 7, 2021.

Dear CCA Community,

The insurrection that took place in our nation’s capitol yesterday was shocking. It was a stunning display of white privilege, abuse of power, and ...

November 18, 2020: Culture of Care - Message from President Beal

November 19, 2020, 12:15 PM by Tayler Harriman

This message was shared with the CCA community on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Dear CCA Community,

I write today to share my concern for our CCA students, faculty, staff, families, and friends as COVID–19 cases surge in California, across the ...

Post-Election Message From President Beal

November 9, 2020, 4:27 PM by Tayler Harriman

This message was shared with the CCA community on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Dear CCA Students, Faculty, and Staff,

The American democratic process is messy and imperfect. This immensely consequential election, in the midst of this tumultuous year, has certainly ...