Senior Cabinet

Dr. Corn
Dr. Melanie Corn
President
MFA First Year Advisor
Dr. Melanie Corn is the fifth president of Columbus College of Art & Design. Since joining the college in 2016, Dr. Corn has made significant progress on the dual goals of building a national reputation for the college and strengthening CCAD’s role as a leading cultural institution in the region. She has overseen the implementation of a three-year strategic plan, the construction of the new state-of-the-art Cloyd Family Animation Center, and an increase in new applicants and in overall enrollment at the college. Dr. Corn makes connecting with students and graduates a priority, holding town...
Dona Lantz
Dona J. Lantz
Provost
Academic Affairs
Dona Lantz joined CCAD as Provost in July 2017. Lantz came to CCAD from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, where she served as Associate Provost for Curriculum. Prior to that, for nearly a decade and a half, Lantz served as Academic Dean at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, where she led the development of three new BFA majors and five new graduate programs. Since 2002, Lantz has served on nine visiting evaluation teams for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and served as team chair on five of those visits. She is currently the Chair of the Nominations...
Chris Mundell
Chris Mundell
Senior Vice President for Institutional Engagement
Student Affairs
Chris Mundell joined CCAD in 2007. He has held a variety of positions in student affairs with an emphasis on student success initiatives and learner support services. Mundell has been instrumental in expanding student support services on campus, including the implementation of CCAD’s academic early intervention system, student behavioral intervention and care team and the Creative Coaches peer-to-peer tutoring program. As Senior Vice President for Institutional Engagement, Mundell is responsible for key programs and services that enrich the quality of student life on campus. His...
lisa stoneman
Lisa Stoneman
Senior Vice President for Administration & Operations
Operations
Lisa Stoneman is the Vice President for Administration & Operations at CCAD. She oversees human resources, facilities and operations, technology, and auxiliary services. Stoneman came to CCAD in March 2018. She previously served as Associate Provost for Academic Administration at California College of the Arts, where she was responsible for academic operations, scheduling, academic budgeting, strategic and campus planning related to academic programs and initiatives, and faculty employment and labor management. Stoneman earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005 and a BFA in...
D. Jean Hester
D. Jean Hester
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Enrollment Management
D. Jean Hester is the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Columbus College of Art & Design. Hester came to CCAD in July 2016 from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, where she worked as Director of Admissions. Prior to that, Hester worked in southern California, teaching and, for several years, working as lead web developer for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Raised in Illinois and Georgia, Hester holds a BFA in Cinema from the University of Southern California and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.
Jill Moorhead
Jill Moorhead
Vice President for Marketing & Communications
Marketing & Communications
Jill Moorhead became CCAD’s Vice President for Marketing & Communications in March 2019. She joined Columbus College of Art & Design in October 2015 as the college’s Creative Director. She became Executive Director of Marketing & Communications in October 2016 and led the college’s marketing team to produce award-winning content, develop effective digital marketing strategies, and launch several websites, including a new school store at shopccad.org. Her extensive marketing background includes two years as the Wholesale Marketing Director for Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and 13 years as...
Athena Sanders
Athena Sanders
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
Athena has worked at CCAD since 2016 and previously from 2008 to 2012, serving in various roles as Director of Advising & Learning Support, Assistant Dean of Students, to now, Dean of Students. She has a BFA in Art Education and a Master of Education in College Student Personnel -all from Ohio University. Sanders' role focuses on the education and development of students through a holistic lense to support their experience outside the classroom. She oversees areas of student development including Advising & Learning Support, Student Engagement & Inclusion, Counseling & Wellness, and student...