Title President + CEO
Grafton Nunes joined of the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2010, when he became the 10th president in the College’s history. He presides over CIA’s 15 programs of study in art and design. In 2015, he completed a six-year, $75 million capital campaign and campus unification project that consolidated operations under one roof in the George Gund building at 11610 Euclid Avenue. During his tenure, CIA has built two new residence halls, increased enrollment by more than 100 students, and expanded its profile nationally and internationally as a premiere college of art and design.
Nunes was founding dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson, what has become the larger of Emerson’s two schools. Prior to Emerson, Nunes served for 22 years at Columbia University, concluding his tenure there as associate dean of the School of the Arts.
Nunes is a graduate of Columbia University with an MFA in film history, theory and criticism, and a Master of Philosophy in Theater History and Film Studies. At the College of the Holy Cross, he received his Bachelor of Arts in English and religion. During an active career as a film writer and producer, Nunes was producer of the film The Loveless, directed by Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow.expand collapse
Title Senior Vice President of Business Affairs + Chief Financial Officer
Almut (Al) Zvosec joined the Cleveland Institute of Art as vice president for business affairs in August 1991 and also became the college’s chief financial officer several years later. During her tenure at CIA, she has served as staff liaison to the Board of Directors committees for audit, finance and investment. She also has served as a member of the board’s project committee.
Before CIA, she spent eight years as vice president and controller of Cardinal Federal Savings Bank and eight years in public accounting on the audit and tax staff of the regional CPA firm Hausser + Heintel.
She is a certified public accountant with an honors certificate from the National School of Finance and Management at Fairfield University, CT. She earned her MBA at Cleveland State University.expand collapse
Title Senior Vice President of Faculty Affairs + Chief Academic Officer, Professor
Christopher Whittey is Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He previously served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Maine College of Art and was Dean of Academic Services at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he served as faculty from 2001 to 2009.
After studying at the Center for Creative Studies and earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, Whittey worked as a master carpenter building stage sets and props in New York for such prestigious venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Saturday Night Live and The Conan O'Brien Show. In 1989, he returned to complete his formal education at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1991.
The following year, Whittey was selected to attend the prestigious Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His work has been showcased in numerous locations, including White Columns and The Thread Waxing Space in New York. He was the recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, Van Lier Foundation Grant (awarded by the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program), an individual artists grant from New York's Artist Space, and a faculty development grant from MICA. Publications include The Detroit News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Documents and World Art.
Title Vice President, Office of Support Service & Chief Information Officer
Mat Felthousen has more than 20 years of experience in supporting technology in higher education, and over 10 years of experience in renovation and construction projects, totaling more than $220 million.
His work in technology, particularly “smart” classrooms, has been featured in trade magazines and international publications. At CIA, Mat has established a support-service department that includes information technology, building and grounds, mail and packages, security, printing and copying, audio-visual support, and events management. Among many accomplishments, this integrated department oversaw the decommissioning of CIA’s former Gund on East Boulevard and the completion of three new buildings.
Previously, he was an assistant director for university Information technology at the University of Rochester, and the classroom support specialist at Union College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Writing and an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Mat is currently in a three-year term as past chair for the executive board for ACM SIGUCCS, an international conference for personnel who support IT in higher education. He has served in a board capacity or on conference committees for the past decade.
Title Vice President of Marketing + Communications
Mark Inglis joined the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2009, and re-engineered the College’s marketing efforts. He spearheaded the building of a new marketing department using a centralized agency model that services the college and the institution at large. He initiated the implementation of a new public website, and began to harness digital strategies for raising brand awareness and supporting student recruitment.
Inglis leads a team responsible for all internal and external communications—including media relations, social media and graphic design—in support of admissions, fundraising, public programs and community partnerships.
Before his tenure at CIA, he was deputy director and creative director of communications at The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He was founder and principal of Hearth Studios, a New York-based design firm with a wide client portfolio in media, publishing and higher education. He served as cover art director at Newsweek Magazine International, overseeing four weekly editions, and was a graphic designer at Pentagram and Ziff Marketing, both in New York City. He also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Pratt Institute, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in graphic design.
Inglis is a member of the board of directors at Heights Arts in Cleveland Heights.expand collapse
Title Vice President of Institutional Advancement
As the leader of CIA’s advancement department, Malou Monago works with current and prospective donors and financial advisors to establish and develop plans for giving. Her team covers all aspects of donations and support, including alumni relations, annual fund, scholarships, special and capital campaigns and sponsorships.
Before joining CIA, Monago was vice president of advancement for Cleveland Botanical Garden/Holden Arboretum, and a gift planning officer at the Cleveland Foundation. Previous positions include vice president at Fifth Third Bank, Personal Trust Department, where she oversaw administration of personal trusts, investment management, and custodial and estate accounts. She was an associate at Johnson & Crane in Miami. In her native Sweden, she was a judicial apprentice at the Appellate Court, and associate judge at the Regional Court. She serves as the Honorary Consul for Sweden to the State of Ohio.
Monago holds a master of laws degree from the University of Miami and a juris doctor from the University of Stockholm, and is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®.expand collapse
Title Dean of Student Affairs
Throughout her career, Nancy Neville has focused her professional activities on understanding and enhancing student success. She joined CIA in 2006.
During her 42 years in higher education, she has served as director of institutional research (Fordham University); director of career education research, associate director of admissions, and manager of special projects focused on international enrollment and partnerships (Rochester Institute of Technology); assistant dean for enrollment (Virginia Commonwealth University Engineering); and associate director of admissions focused on part-time and graduate enrollment (Iona College).
Born and raised in New York City, Neville completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the City University of New York, and holds a Master of Science in Service Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1997, she was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Service at RIT. She has held several leadership positions within professional organizations and was active in developing the CMSD Design Lab Early College High School in Cleveland.expand collapse
Title Vice President of Human Resources + Inclusion
Raymond Scragg has spent his career working in human resources, helping business, non-profit and higher education teams develop their most valuable assets: employees. He has been at the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2006. For more than 20 years, he served in human resources leadership positions with prominent organizations, including the Centers for Families and Children, Ernst & Young, and National City Bank (now PNC).
He earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Ohio University. He is a member of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.expand collapse
Title Vice President for Enrollment Management & Dean of Admissions + Financial Aid
Jonathan Wehner is a strategy and communications expert with more than 10 years of experience implementing dynamic, technology-enhanced solutions in higher education, non-profit and for-profit sectors. He earned his MBA at the Weatherhead School of Management with a concentration in leadership and organizational development. Jonathan's work has been profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Higher Education Marketing Report, Today's Campus and Cleveland Magazine. In 2013, the Cleveland Professional Twenty-Thirty Club awarded him Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers recognition for his contributions to the community. He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. He serves on the Board of Trustees of GroundWorks Dancetheater.expand collapse