Deans of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

The Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies with the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies is responsible for the day-to-day management of the College’s graduate and undergraduate academic departments and programs, respectively. They collaborate with the Dean of Academic Affairs on academic development and work closely with the President on a variety of strategic initiatives. The Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies supervises the department chairs and recommends appointment, reappointment, and advancement of faculty to the President.

Legal Organization

The College for Creative Studies is a Michigan non-profit corporation. CCS is an educational institution as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. CCS is authorized by the Michigan Department of Education to grant undergraduate and graduate degrees.


The College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit, private college authorized by the Michigan Education Department to grant Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

CCS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), CCS’ institutional accreditation body. HLC evaluates educational institutions in terms of mission and HLC criteria and is one of six regional accrediting commissions.

CCS is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), an organization that establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees for art and design related disciplines.

CCS holds Interior Design Accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), an accrediting body for interior design education programs that identifies, develops, and promotes quality standards for the education of interior designers.