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About . Leadership 


Office of the President

President Grafton J. Nunes came to CIA as the 10th president to serve the college. Under his leadership, President Nunes is responsible for overseeing the Campus Unification Project and building community connections to help CIA achieve its long-term goals. For more information, visit the Office of the President.

Executive Administration

Assisting the efforts of the president are eight members of the executive administration. Some members of the administrative team are artists themselves, while other members have had a long-standing career in higher education.

Board of Directors

CIA is governed by a Board of Directors that is responsible for managing the college’s financial assets and ensuring CIA’s long-term success. Many of its members are alumni, professional artists and designer, and community members who strongly support the arts. 

CIA Mission

To nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.

CIA Vision

To advance culture, community, and global quality of life.

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Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

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2015 Fall Exhibitions

See engaging work by two artists starting Oct. 30.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.