Office of the President News

Posted on Friday, February 25, 2011 by Chris Bliss

Property in San Francisco is adjacent to the CCA campus [photo: Jim Norrena]

California College of the Arts (CCA) has purchased from Greyhound Lines, Inc. a two-and-a-half-acre (approximately 102,000 square feet) vacant lot in the Mission Bay area of San Francisco. The property, formerly a bus maintenance facility, abuts CCA’s main San Francisco campus building at 1111 Eighth Street and is bordered by 7th, Hooper, and Irwin Streets. The purchase price was $8.4 million.

Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 by Chris Bliss

1-4-5 no. 1, 2010, oil and graphite on wood panel, 14.75 x 16.5 in.

George Lawson Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by President Stephen Beal November 2 through 27, 2010. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition features more than 20 recent paintings; an illustrated catalogue accompanies the show. Beal has been exhibiting his work since the 1970s in Chicago. More recently he exhibited at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2009.

Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Dear Friends,

As the summer draws to a close, I look forward with enthusiasm to the return of our students and faculty. Before we become fully immersed in the new semester, I would like to share with you some recent developments at the college.

Fall Enrollment

Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 by Mark Breitenberg

CCA Provost Mark Breitenberg

Fall 2010 / Spring 2011

Dear friends,

As I begin my second full year at CCA as provost, I am enthusiastic about the ambitious goals we have set for ourselves, as well as our ability to accomplish them. Much of my enthusiasm derives from the fact that our agenda for this year has been generated by many different voices in our community: students, faculty, chairs, directors and administrators. Our commitment to creative collaboration, productive debate and collective action is our greatest strength as an institution.

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Chris Bliss

President Stephen Beal and Yang Li, director of CAFA's Executive Committee (photo: Jim Norrena)

Building on relationships established by President Stephen Beal in visits to China last year, representatives from Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts visited CCA's San Francisco campus in early December. The visit culminated with Yang Li, director of CAFA's Executive Committee, and Stephen Beal signing a faculty and student exchange agreement.

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.

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.

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.

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.