Who We Are & What We Do

The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ArtCenter College of Design involves students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as external communities, in robust research, exhibitions, symposia, lectures and curricular expansion on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in art and design.

 National Coming Out Day and Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony held at ArtCenter College of Design South Campus rooftop

Mission

The Center for diversity, equity and inclusion advocates for and maintains an inclusive and equitable climate across all aspects of life at ArtCenter College of Design, working within and with our community to shape a healthy, collaborative and culturally diverse environment that champions respect and unwavering harmony through responsive discourse, action and education; setting a solid and unbiased foundation for all ArtCenter student’s academic success and professional development.

 National Coming Out Day and Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony held at ArtCenter College of Design South Campus rooftop

Vision

We seek to prepare the designers, artists and innovative leaders of the future with the tools to become global creative catalysts for a world where every product, system, environment, film and artwork effectuates a more accessible, inclusive, culturally diverse and equitable way of life for all.

Guest Facuty and indigo dye master Gasali Adeyemo (center) and guest Christina Kim (left), the founder of the eco-conscious Los Angeles brand Dosa, with students in the Spring 2019 TDS Indigo, photo by Juan Posada

Meet the ArtCenter DEI Team

VP and Chief Diversity Officer, Center for Diversit, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Aaron Bruce

VP & Chief Diversity Officer
Email: aaron.bruce@artcenter.edu

Steven Butler, Creative Operations Manager, Designmatters & Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Steven J. Butler

Creative Operations Manager
Email: steven.butler@artcenter.edu

Myra Whittington, Coordinator, Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Myra Whittington