Today, California College of the Arts (CCA) announced the appointment of two new deans to the college—Allison Smith as Dean of Fine Arts and Tina Takemoto as Dean of Humanities and Sciences. Smith and Takemoto are internationally renowned for their respective artistic practices and scholarship, and each has a long history teaching at the college and advancing its programs. Both will assume their positions on August 1, 2018. The college’s current Dean of Fine Arts, curator and art historian James Voorhies, will helm an expanded chairship of the school’s acclaimed Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice (CURP).
“We are thrilled to announce the appointments of Allison Smith and Tina Takemoto—two women who have already done incredible work to advance our programs at CCA and continue to break ground in their respective practices, which combine research and studio making with performance and social engagement,” says Tammy Rae Carland, CCA provost. “I look forward to seeing our divisions expand under their leadership and the growth of our Curatorial Practice program under the vision of James Voorhies.”