President's Diversity Steering Group

California College of the Arts students, alumni, faculty, and staff comprise the President’s Diversity Steering Group (PDSG).

These inaugural members prioritized and began implementation of initiatives for CCA's diversity goals.

The group meets monthly each semester.

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Current PDSG Members

  • David Asari, faculty (Design)
  • Stephen Beal, President
  • Johanna Baruch, Board of Trustees
  • Simon Blattner, Board of Trustees
  • Scott Cline, staff, Director, Financial Aid
  • Melanie Corn, Provost
  • Morell Cutler, undergraduate student (Painting/Drawing)
  • David Huffman, faculty (Painting)
  • Peg Leary, staff, Associate Registrar
  • Tasleem Lee, undergraduate student (Fashion Design)
  • Maxwell Leung, faculty (Critical Studies)
  • Andrew Lyndon, staff, Director of Fine Arts
  • Jayo Miko Macasaquit, graduate student (MFA Program in Writing)
  • Brianna Moore, staff, Director of Institutional Research
  • Michelle Murillo, faculty (Printmaking)
  • Suzanne Raffeld, staff, Director of Access & Wellness Services
  • Lionel Ramazzini, undergraduate student (Industrial Design)
  • George Sedano, staff, Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Amanda Simons, alumna (Visual and Critical Studies)
  • Jasmine Smith, undergraduate student (Fashion Design)
  • Jeannine Szamreta, staff, Director of Residential Life
  • Sandra Vivanco, staff/faculty, chair (Diversity Studies)
  • Clay Walsh, staff, Director of Marketing
  • Karen Weber, staff, Director of Institutional Giving
  • ShawnJ West, staff, Assistant to the Associate Provost