The Alumni Council will be working together with the Institute through the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to provide initiatives and resources that support alumni. You will recognize Council leaders from elections for the Representative to the Board of Trustees as well as the Representative for the Presidential Search Committee. We also welcome Larry LeGras ’61 to serve as the Chouinard leader. Each one of them has generously offered their time as volunteers to make a difference for fellow graduates and reinforce the CalArts community.
Bridges Leader: Jahcobie Cosom ’12 (BFA Film/Video; Writer, Filmmaker, Educator). Creating bridges back to the Institute through giving, on-campus involvement and support offered to alumni out in the world
Recent Graduates Leader: Clarissa Crawford ’15 (Theater MFA; Theater Producer). Initiatives that specifically address and support the needs of recent grads, especially those from the last five years
Campus in the Community Leader: John D'Amico ’09 (Critical Studies MA, also Theater undergraduate; Former Mayor of West Hollywood and City Councilperson). Strengthen the Institute's presence and relationship with the communities of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles
Chouinard Leader: Larry LeGras ’61 (Chouinard BFA; Fashion and Costume Designer). Boosting community, connection and engagement for Chouinard alumni via CalArts, including keeping the legacy vibrant for today's students
Pathways Leader: Kali Nikitas ’90 (Art MFA; Graphic Designer, Chair of Otis’ Communication Arts Department & MFA Graphic Design Program, Arts Commissioner at Large for the City of Inglewood). Building support for alumni entering and leaving CalArts, into lives and careers that may be non/traditional
Representative to the Board of Trustees: John Schwerbel ’14 (Music BFA, Artistic Planning Coordinator for the LA Philharmonic). Liaison to the Board for broad strategy at the Institute that impacts students and alumni