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  • Otis Radio: Rap Realm

    Nov 24| Special Event


    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.


    Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

  • Eileen Cowin

    Nov 25| Lectures
    Eileen Cowin is an artist who sees living as a means to break boundaries, and psychology as a way to confront us with strange attitudes or to implicate us in seemingly self-imposed spatial confinements. –Art Papers April 2007 by Eve Wood


  • enneagram

    Nov 25| Exhibition

    Enneagram is a group show of work by Fine Arts seniors.  Exhibting artists include Austin Mathews, David Klein, Veronica Marshall, Liliana Sanchez, So Jung Tak, Jose Zuniga, Lauren Bowering, Moshen Manzoor and Justin Wilson.  The show will open with a reception on Tuesday, November 25, 6-8 pm.

  • Objects In Crisis is a series of two-person exhibitions by students in the Photography 3 class. 


    Exhbition 1--November 18-22:  Greg Toothacre and Lani De Soto

    Reception: Thursday, November 20 @ 6 pm


    Exhibition 2--December 2-6:  Allison Mogan and Tia Chen

    Reception:  Thursday, December 4 @ 6 pm


    Exhibition 3--December 8-12: Yijia Liu and Cara Friedman

  • Mary Alinder

    Dec 02| Lectures



Presidential Search

Update:  Presidential Candidate Campus Visits

Over the past five months the Presidential Search Committee has worked to identify strong potential candidates whose backgrounds, accomplishments, and values align with Otis’ priorities for the new president. The candidate pool included distinguished leaders from higher education, museum, and business settings. Our executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, researched and distilled the large pool of prospects and nominations to a subset of viable candidates. The Search Committee thoughtfully narrowed that group further before focusing on two extraordinary finalists, each of whom in the course of two interviews answered dozens of challenging questions and engaged in deep discussions of their leadership experience, vision, and unique professional achievements.

Both of our finalists are highly qualified in the realms of higher education and the visual arts, and are of tremendous value to their current employers. Understandably, the candidates prefer that their current employers not learn of their engagement with Otis at this time. Therefore their identities and CVs will not be revealed until the day of their onsite visits.

Each finalist's 2-day onsite visit will take place on a Monday and Tuesday, as follows:

DAY 1 -- Mondays, December 1st and 8th

7:45am – 8:50am              Meeting with the Interim President
9:00am – 9:50am              Meeting with Administrative Leaders
10:00am – 11:00am          Meeting with Academic Leaders
11:15am – 12:15pm          Meeting with All Faculty
12:30pm – 1:50pm            Meeting with Senior Team
2:00pm – 3:00pm              Open Forum – Open to All
3:15pm – 3:50pm              Meeting with Students
4:00pm – 5:00pm              Meeting with the VP of Finance & Admin. Services
5:00pm – 5:30pm              Tour of Goldsmith Campus
5:30pm – 6:15pm              Meeting with Acting Provost
6:30pm – 8:30pm              Meeting with the Board of Trustees

DAY 2 -- Tuesdays, December 2nd and 9th

8:00am – 12:00pm            Meeting with Relocation Consultant
1:30pm – 5:30pm              Otis Off-Site Campus Location Visit--Culver City

Presidential Position Profile and Search Process


Otis College of Art and Design seeks its next President. A search committee, co-chaired by Thomas Miller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Elaine Goldsmith, Trustee and Chair Emerita, and including 12 others selected to represent key facets of the robust Otis community, is supported by the executive search consulting firm Spencer Stuart. The search began with input gathering from key College stakeholder groups, including students, faculty, staff, academic and administrative leaders, trustees, and members of the Board of Governors.

Search Firm

Spencer Stuart is one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms for education. Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is the adviser of choice among educational institutions seeking guidance and counsel on senior leadership needs. Spencer Stuart’s purpose is to help institutions find leaders who will improve the vitality and success of their organizations. Spencer Stuart has unrivalled access to extraordinary leaders from around the world and exercise the highest level of judgment in everything they do.

Search Committee

Board of Trustees
Thom Miller, Co-Chair
Elaine Goldsmith, Co-Chair
Jennifer Bellah Maguire
Susan Crank
Bronya Galef
Bryant Garth
Bob McKnight

Board of Governors
Fred Fisher

College Leaders
Randall Lavender, Acting Provost (Vice Provost)
Meg Cranston, Chair, Fine Arts
Jane Miyashiro, Director of Human Resources
Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Faculty member

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Community Stakeholder Groups
Student Panel
Faculty Group
Staff Group
Administrative Leaders Group
Academic Leaders Group