Message from the Provost Division of CIIS

Presenter Bio

Dr. Kathy Littles brings twenty years of experience in higher education, including academic administration and leadership, to her current role as Provost of California Institute of Integral Studies. Previously, Provost Littles served as Dean of the School of Consciousness and Transformation and Director of the Transformative Inquiry Department, and the Director for Online Learning at CIIS before leaving for Saint Mary’s College in 2019. Her areas of expertise in leadership, administration, diversity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives offer a firm understanding of the CIIS mission and Seven Commitments.

Her tenure of experience also includes faculty positions at the University of California at Davis, Berkeley City College, and the College of Marin. Prior to her academic career, she served as the arts education coordinator for Monterey County, as well as the Cultural Funding Program coordinator for the City of Oakland.

Littles has received several awards and grants for her research and scholarship, most recently the 2021 Fellowship Award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

She earned a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of California at Davis, an MA in Anthropology from San Francisco State University, and a BA in Anthropology and Art from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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Message from the Provost Division of CIIS