Samuel Hoi, president of Otis College of Art and Design, is an advocate for art and design education. At Otis, he has shepherded new academic initiatives involving innovative partnerships and community engagement. Since 2007, Otis has commissioned an annual Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region. In his former position as dean of Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC, Hoi created the Visual Arts Community Outreach Program, which received a National Multicultural Institute Award and a Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities. He is vice chair of United States Artists (USA) and a member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs. Hoi was decorated in 2006 by the French government as an Officer of the Palm Academy.