Academic Affairs/Provost Office

Academic Affairs Leadership

The following are members of the leadership in Academic Affairs who report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. For a full listing of MICA’s faculty and staff, see our Faculty/Staff Directory.


Stacey Salazar, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies


Stacey Salazar serves as the educational and administrative leader for all graduate programs, and is the principle spokesperson for Graduate Studies within MICA, as well as with external partners and communities. She oversees the operations of the division including all directors, faculty, programs, administrative staff, and associated budgets, and participates in planning for programs, space, equipment, and technology. In addition, Stacey works with faculty to steward new approaches to curriculum and pedagogy reflective of the student body, social justice, and multifaceted ways of learning; supports faculty with assessment of student learning. With the Graduate Enrollment Advisor and Associate Dean, Stacey works to address students issues as they arise.


David Gracyalny, Vice Provost for MICA Open Studies

David Gracyalny is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, program development, marketing, and management of Open Studies programming and activities, as well as the oversight and review of Open Studies faculty and staff.


Associate Vice President for Academic Services



The Associate Vice President for Academic Services is responsible for the supervision, coordination, integration and alignment of academic service areas that support the mission and operations of the College's educational programs. This position supervises Exhibitions, the Fabrication Studios, the Office of International Education, and the Learning Resource Center.  The AVP for Academic Services works closely with operational offices (Finance, Facilities, Operations, Technology, Human Resources, Campus Safety) to promote and expand the integration of Academic Affairs into campus-wide practices and protocols and serves as the point person within Academic Affairs for operational issues, policy implementation and compliance.

This position also works closely with the Provost and faculty leadership to ensure that academic area requirements for staff, space, equipment and technology are represented in institutional planning and budget development.  This role serves as the Academic Affairs representative for capital budget and academic space planning processes and has primary responsibility within Academic Affairs for the coordination and implementation of annual capital projects. 


Terra Schehr, Associate Vice President for Educational Planning and Development


Terra Schehr works to ensure the ongoing development and renewal of MICA's academic programs and the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, and transformative educational experiences at the College. In this capacity she supports faculty development, student learning assessment, Academic Program Review, and is also responsible for coordinating MICA’s accreditation processes. Within Educational Planning and Development are the Center for Teaching Innovation & Exchange (C/TIE), the Decker Library, and MICA’s Writing Studio.


Christine Peterson, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services


Christine manages functions relating to the college’s academic calendar, course schedule, student records and registration, academic advisement, graduation, academic standards, and policy development.  She also contributes to campus planning efforts for facilities, enrollment and retention.