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Office of Partnerships


To engage employers and external partners in CCS’s programs and community through meaningful projects and initiatives in order to prepare all students for successful and sustainable creative practice and support CCS strategic initiatives.


All CCS students, especially those historically underrepresented in the field of art and design, are able to sustainably practice their chosen discipline post-graduation in a thriving art and design community.

Business, community, governmental and philanthropic leaders in a wide variety of fields see CCS as an indispensable resource to their success because of the value delivered through the experiential learning and career development-focused curriculum and the access to a diverse pool of talent.



Key Initiatives

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Experiential Learning

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Career Development

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Industry Engagement

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Our Team

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Olga Stella
Vice President
Strategy & Communications

Shannon McPartlon

Shannon McPartlon
Executive Director
Office of Partnerships


Matt Chung

Matt Chung
Associate Director
Strategic Partnerships & Programs
Office of Partnerships


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Thomas Hicks 
Career Coach, Design Majors