California state law vests the authority of the management of the California Institute of the Arts in the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Working with the Institute’s President and its Corporate Officers, the Board of Trustees holds fiduciary and overall responsibility for the welfare of the Institute, and individual trustees provide leadership, advocacy, and philanthropic support to the Institute.

Officers

Tim Disney
Chair 

Jim Lovelace
Vice Chair

Ravi S. Rajan
President

Tracie Costantino
Provost*

Lori Husein
Treasurer*

Kiara J. Brown
Secretary*

*Non-trustee

 


Trustees

Joan Abrahamson
Los Angeles

Lyndon Barrois, Sr. (Film/Video MFA 95)
Los Angeles

David A. Bossert (Film/Video BFA 83)
Valencia, CA 

Troy Carter
Los Angeles

Don Cheadle (Theater BFA 86)
Los Angeles 

Melissa Cobb
Los Angeles

Clarissa Crawford (Theater MFA 15)
Alumni Trustee* 
Atlanta 

Caroline Cronson
New York

Jonathan Dolgen
Los Angeles

Rodrigo García
Los Angeles

Westley Garcia
Staff Trustee*
Valencia, CA

Rick Haskins
Los Angeles

Karen Hillenburg
Los Angeles

Charmaine Jefferson
Los Angeles 

David G. Johnson
Los Angeles

Thomas Lloyd
Los Angeles

James B. Lovelace
Los Angeles

Jamie Alter Lynton
New York

Greg McWilliams
Valencia, CA

Ramsey Naito (Art MFA 95)
Los Angeles 

Tina Perry
Los Angeles 

Ravi S. Rajan 
President (ex-officio)
Valencia, CA

Jordyn Ross
Student Trustee*
Valencia, CA

Tom Rothman
Los Angeles 

Michael Skloff (Music MFA 15)
Los Angeles

Cauleen Smith
Faculty Trustee*
Valencia, CA

Clark Spencer
Los Angeles

Susan Steinhauser
Los Angeles 

Theresa Strempek
Los Angeles

Iwan Wirth
Somerset, UK

*nominated by election


Trustee Emeriti

Austin M. Beutner
Los Angeles
 

V. Shannon Clyne
Los Angeles 
 

Joseph Cohen
Los Angeles

Robert J. Denison
Santa Fe, NM

Douglas K. Freeman
Corona del Mar, CA

Harriett F. Gold
Los Angeles

Jeffrey Katzenberg
Los Angeles

Thomas L. Lee
Valencia, CA

Peter Norton
New York 

Michael Pressman
New York 

Janet Dreisen Rappaport
Los Angeles