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  • LA/LA: Place and Practice is a two-day symposium organized by Scripps College, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and The San Diego Museum of Art in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA an initiative led by the Getty. Supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation, this two-day event will be held at The San Diego Museum of Art on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and at the Getty Center on Monday, May 4, 2015. RSVP here.

  • 33rd Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show

    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    6:30pm
    The Beverly Hilton
    Cocktails, Dinner, and Runway Fashion Show

  • LA/LA: Place and Practice is a two-day symposium organized by Scripps College, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and The San Diego Museum of Art in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA an initiative led by the Getty. Supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation, this two-day event will be held at The San Diego Museum of Art on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and at the Getty Center on Monday, May 4, 2015. RSVP here.

  • On the Roof

    May 05| Exhibition
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    Graduate Fine Arts Final Exhibition featuring work by

    Soo Yun Jun 
    Delia Perez Salinas Tijerina 
    Yasmin Than
    Sean Cully
    Rachel Indergaard 
    Kristy Baltezore 
    Angie Kim 

  • View work by the next generation of creative professionals in

    Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
    Communication Arts: Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Illustration
    Digital Media: Animation, Game & Entertainment Design, Motion Design
    Fashion Design: Costume Design
    Fine Arts: Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres
    Product Design
    Toy Design

    Graduate Fine Arts

  • View work by the next generation of creative professionals in

    Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
    Communication Arts: Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Illustration
    Digital Media: Animation, Game & Entertainment Design, Motion Design
    Fashion Design: Costume Design
    Fine Arts: Painting, Photography, Sculpture/New Genres
    Product Design
    Toy Design

    Graduate Fine Arts

  • CLASS OF 2015 COMMENCEMENT!

    The 2015 Otis Commencement Exercises is scheduled for Sunday, May 10,  2015. The ceremony will be be held at 3:00pm locally at Westchester Park, due to limited space available on campus as a result of the Campus expansion project. More details on Commencment will be emailed to students during the Spring 2015 semester. Please save the date for commencment.

    For questions or comment related to ALL commencement related matters, please contact Mike Luna, Director of Student Activities at (310) 846-2595.

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Provost

The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the College. In partnership with the Vice Provost, the Provost oversees the Division of Student Learning & Success, which comprises areas directly involved in education delivery and student services (see below). The mission of the division is to promote student learning and success through exceptional educational opportunities, programs, and support.

Walk and Lavender

Acting Provost Randall Lavender and Interim President Kerry Walk

The Provost also serves as the academic liaison to the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, and chief administrative liaison to the Academic Assembly and Faculty Senate, the College’s faculty governance bodies.


The Provost’s Office facilitates academic administration at the College, coordinates the Academic Meeting Schedule, organizes the Annual Faculty Convocation, and, in collaboration with Human Resources & Development, leads the New Faculty Orientation. See also: Faculty Events and Activities

 

Dr. Kerry Walk, Provost

Kerry Walk, Ph.D.

Interim President (Provost)
Ahmanson Hall, 2nd floor
kwalk@otis.edu
(310) 665-6988

 

Responsibilities

  • Board of Trustees
  • Academic Policies & Procedures
  • Faculty Governance, Appointments, and Promotion
  • Student Recruitment, Retention, and Completion
  • Academic Planning and Programs
  • WASC and NASAD Accreditation

Kerry Walk (B.A., Wellesley College, and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Otis College of Art and Design, currently serving as Interim President.  As Provost, Walk is responsible for providing educational leadership for the College and oversees the Division of Student Learning & Success, which comprises undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs, campus life programs, enrollment services, travel study and exchange programs, academic support services, and the galleries.  Prior to joining Otis in 2011, Walk held academic leadership positions at Harvard University, Princeton University, and Pitzer College (a member of the Claremont University Consortium). At Princeton, she built and directed the acclaimed interdisciplinary Princeton Writing Program, and at Pitzer she spearheaded successful strategic planning and reaccreditation efforts.  An award-winning teacher, Walk has 25 years of experience in the college classroom.  Her publications, papers, and invited talks and workshops have focused on best practices in writing pedagogy, student writing development, and educational assessment.  Her guide, Teaching with Writing, is used for faculty development in institutions around the country.

 

 

Randy Lavender, Vice Provost

Randall Lavender, M.F.A.

Acting Provost (Vice Provost)
Ahmanson Hall, 2nd floor
rlavender@otis.edu
(310) 665-6988

 

Responsibilities

  • Divisional Budgets
  • Academic Facilities, Operations, and Services
  • Academic Advising / Mentoring
  • Faculty Grants & Sabbaticals

Randall Lavender earned his M.F.A. in Sculpture at Claremont Graduate University and a B.A. in Ceramics at California State University, Fullerton. He joined the Otis faculty in 1983 following faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University, Claremont Graduate University, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. A nationally and internationally exhibited artist, his works in oil on panel and sculptural tableaux are included in dozens of public and private collections and have been featured or reviewed in numerous books, catalogues, and articles. He served as Associate Chair and Professor in Otis’ Foundation (first-year) program for more than a decade before joining the College's Senior Team and serving as Interim co-Provost, Vice Provost, and in his current position. He has published original research, essays, and articles on art in higher education, educational psychology, contemporary culture, and best college art/design teaching practices in leading art education journals, including Studies in Art Education, Journal of Aesthetic Education, and Foundations in Art Theory (F.A.T.E.) in Review.

 

 

April Kullis

April Kullis

Executive Assistant to the Provost
Ahmanson Hall, 2nd floor
akullis@otis.edu
(310) 665-6988

 

Responsibilities

  • Provost and Vice Provost Scheduling
  • Academic Meeting Calendar & Events
  • Faculty Contracts
  • Divisional Budget Support