Why the Liberal Arts Matter
Our strength, our strongest asset is the kind of work we do in the liberal arts -- the range of questions we ask and the diverse ways we explore them. In a time of hyper communication and intense conflict over fundamental values, the liberal arts are uniquely suited to address the challenges facing our economy, our democracy, and our society.
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Extraordinary opportunities shaped my own life in unexpected and deeply rewarding ways. That's why I'm driven to create opportunities that help students achieve their goals, support our communities, and boost the potential for all in our society to thrive.
Here's What I'm Thinking About Now
Professor Erika Lee (History, American Studies) will celebrate the publishing of her latest book, "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States," on November 26. Professor Lee is one of CLA's most distinguished faculty members, having been named the 2017 Dean's Medalist. She is also a Regents Professor, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and the Director of the Immigration History Research Center.Read more
College Day 2019
Dean Coleman shares three things that will allow students to get the most out of their time in CLARead more
State of the College 2019-20
The State of the College is a time to acknowledge some of our successes, challenges, and opportunities as a college. It’s our chance to discuss some of our aims for the year ahead and take a look at where we’ve been the past year.Read more
Here's What We're Up To
We're Shattering Expectations
The Roadmap is a strategic plan focused on transforming CLA into a destination college with a very defined purpose: to do the most good we can for others. The better our work, the better our research, the more ready our graduates, the greater good we can do. By investing in four key initiatives, we are preparing our students, improving access to education, engaging diverse voices, and driving innovation and collaboration between campus and community.