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.
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.
Sue Ciriclio talks about her many years of involvement with CCAC: as a student in the early 70s, returning to teach in 1977, her time as Vice President of Academic Affairs and as Chair of the Photography Program. She discusses changes at CCAC and CCA, including: changes in the campus, student body, faculty and in particular the Photography Program through the 70s, the WASC accreditation crisis and the transitions that happened under Neil Hoffman to get CCAC off probation, buying the Greyhound building and the move to San Francisco. She considers the current state of CCA, in 2014, and reveals how she would like to be remembered.
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.
An ethnic event, including CCAC President Ford, in the CCAC cafeteria on the Oakland Campus.
UIC Humanities Conference at CCAC, March 1969
CCAC Commencement, May 17 1969, on the lawn between Treadwell Mansion (Macky Hall) and Founders Hall, Oakland, California.
CCAC President Harry Ford and Trustee Chairman Bruno Stolley, at the dedication for the newly built Noni Eccles Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center building in 1973. They hold a work by ceramic faculty member Art Nelson. A work by ceramic faculty member Viola Frey rests on the table.
CCAC faculty Viola Frey and Art Nelson, and CCAC President Harry X. Ford, with the one ton pot made by Frey, Nelson and students of one ton of clay donated by Joyce and Paul Quyle and adorned with clay "kiln gods" made prior to the groundbreaking by various Bay Area potters and distinguished guests, at the 1973 groundbreaking for the Noni Eccles Treadwell Ceramics Art Center.