Board Members

The California State Summer School for the Arts is a state agency governed by a 15-­‐member board of trustees appointed by the Governor, State Legislature, State Board of Education, California Arts Council, State University Board of Trustees, Regents of the University of California, and the California State Summer School Arts Foundation.

The California State Summer School Arts Foundation was founded as a 501 (c)(3) in 1986 to support CSSSA by seeking and administer gifts from corporations, individuals and foundations. A 30-­‐member board of directors, appointed by the school’s board of trustees, governs the foundation. A number of trustees also serve as foundation directors.

CSSSA Trustee Meetings 2017-18
September 28, 2017 — Los Angeles
February 1, 2018 — Los Angeles
April 20, 2018 — San Francisco
July 25, 2018 — CalArts, Valencia, CA


Melissa Draper, Chair
Lucy Larson, Vice Chair
Pheobe Beasley
Bernadette Cheyne
Alexander Cruz de Ocampo
Susan Dolgen
Adrienne Go
Lilia Gonzales Chavez
Janice Pober
Laura C. Romero, Ph.D.
Vicki Reynolds
Martha Ryan
Niki Sandoval
Teri Schwartz

Michael Fields, Director


Martha Ryan, President
Wendy Wolstoncroft, Vice President 
Melissa Draper, Chariman of the Board of Trustees
Leslie Birnbaum
Mike Cannone
Susan Dolgen
Maggie Drake
Chris Heijnen
Chrisette Hudlin
Brad Krevoy
Josh Love
Jamie McGurk
Steve Nissen
Vicki Reynolds
Wendy Goldberg, Founder