The College for Creative Studies in Detroit announced the appointment of Tim Flattery, Hollywood concept designer and CCS alumnus, as provost, vice president of academic affairs, and chief academic officer.
Flattery has provided academic leadership at the college since 2015. He reshaped CCS’ entertainment arts department into a nationally recognized program and oversaw the introduction of CCS’ concept design program, one of only a few programs like it in the world.
In 2021, Flattery was named dean of undergraduate studies where he conceptualized a new foundations model and supported the launch of a new mentorship program, improving and personalizing the freshman experience on campus.
“This is a very critical time in higher education and CCS needs a proven, collaborative leader with both professional and academic leadership and industry accomplishments. Tim’s track record inside and outside of CCS strongly demonstrates this,” says Don Tuski, president of CCS.
“Tim’s creativity, bold ideas, and collaborative approach will lead to new ways of providing art and design education to a wider range of students. With Tim’s leadership, CCS will ascend to a new level of student achievement.”
A 1987 graduate of CCS with more than 100 film credits to his name, Flattery’s background includes work with leading film directors, such as Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Robert Zemeckis, and Brad Bird on a number of high-profile film projects — including ‘80s blockbuster “Back to the Future II” and more recent titles such as “Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.”
“I am very excited for this opportunity as Provost to continue the bold collaboration with the amazing people at CCS,” says Flattery. “I am deeply passionate about helping to guide the college into our future that embraces change and opportunity. Equally, my passion for our students is boundless, as they remain my true motivation and inspiration.”