David Gracyalny has been vice provost of MICA Open Studies since 2015, and for 14 years prior was dean of the School for Professional and Continuing Studies as the unit was previously called. MICA Open Studies serves a diverse student body of art and design professionals, educators, lifelong learners, amateur enthusiasts, students of traditional college age, teens, and children. In addition to studio art programs, which broaden access to MICA's renowned instruction and facilities, Open Studies programs focus on professional preparation and advancement for artists, designers, and creative entrepreneurs. The unit also administers four unique professional graduate programs--the Business of Art and Design, Information Visualization, UX Design, and Design Leadership--that converge at the crossroads of design, technology, and commerce.Prior to working at MICA, David was associate dean for continuing education at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C., and associate dean, director of continuing education, and associate professor at the former Maryland College of Art and Design at Montgomery College. David received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a BA in Studio Art from University of Maryland, College Park.