Tecoah Bruce and two unidentified people at the plaque commemorating the Studio Building in Berkeley, which was the original site of the California School of Arts and Crafts. September 12, 1982.
Chris Johnson talks about his work at CCAC, which began in 1977. He discusses the disarray of CCAC in the late 70s and the many changes spearheaded by President Neil Hoffman and members of the Board of Trustees. He talks about becoming Chair of the Photo Department in 1981 and his work to get the faculty to support change at CCAC the early 80s. He discusses creating the Faculty Senate and his many projects as its first President: revising faculty governance, writing the Faculty Handbook and implementing much needed procedures for assessing and evaluating the faculty. Chris touches on the state of CCAC in 2014, the balance between the Fine Arts and the Professional Arts and the challenges and opportunities that consolidating CCAC, at one, location might bring.
Tecoah Bruce talks about her many years of involvement with CCAC: her time as a student from the late 60s through the 70s, organizing the first alumni activities and eventually becoming President of the Alumni Association, being recommended for regular Board Membership and becoming a trustee in 1981, her six year tenure as Board Chair from 1992-1998, and founding and running the CCAC Patron Group, Group One.
Rod Lorimer talks about his eleven year tenure, 1983-1994, as a member of the Board of Trustees at CCAC. He discusses the financial difficulties in the early 80s, active trustees, the transition from President Harry Ford to President Neil Hoffman, the search for a site for the San Francisco campus, and the purchase of Cogswell College's architecture program for $1.
Ken Davids talks about his contributions to the major transition at CCAC in the early and mid 80s. He identifies the problems that CCAC faced in the late 70s: budget and enrollment crises, accreditation issues, and discusses the changes he played a part in that allowed the institution to thrive again. These include: starting the Extension Program, implementing increased marketing, introducing the Core Program, and working on budget and salary cuts in a year long retrenchment that by 1984 had turned the college around. He discusses the end of Harry Ford’s presidency and working with succeeding presidents Toby Schwartzburg and Neil Hoffman and about how he views the college today, in 2014.
Viola Frey with trustees Tecoah Bruce and Janice Boyce and, recipient of the 2003 Viola Frey Visiting Artist Award, John Bankston at the celebration of the unveiling of plaque commemorating the Viola Frey Chair in Fine Arts, hung in the Macky Hall (Treadwell Mansion)