Office of the President News

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Dear friends,

My morning routine, like many of yours, includes reading newspapers and scanning news websites. For the past few months the news has been focused on the economy, and the picture has been bleak. In the midst of this, we witnessed the inauguration of President Obama, who swept into office with a message of change and hope and has already set an ambitious agenda.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by Brenda Tucker

President Stephen Beal (second from right) on a tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing

My recent trip to China was fascinating. I was part of a small delegation of art school presidents (including representatives from the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Art Institute, Glasgow School of Art, the University of Bern, and the University of New South Wales) invited to participate in an international symposium on art education.

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Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 by Stephen Beal

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to have been named the ninth president of California College of the Arts. In the past 11 years in which I’ve served as provost, I have been privileged to work with CCA’s vibrant community of artists, architects, designers, writers, and scholars. In that time the college has achieved an unprecedented level of renown and become an important part of the cultural landscape both nationally and internationally. Moving forward, we will continue to build on our excellent reputation while assuring the best possible educational experience for our students.

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Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 by Brenda Tucker

Stephen Beal has been named president of California College of the Arts (CCA). The announcement was made today by Ann Hatch, chair of the college's Board of Trustees. Currently provost of CCA, Beal will assume his position as the school's ninth president on May 1, 2008.

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