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.
This is vital work. Join us.
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.
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Accolades Fall 2018
Nanette Hanks, CLA Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) at the annual meeting in Chicago in November. CCAS, founded in 1965, is the national association for deans of arts and sciences. CCAS represents 800+ deans and 1200+ associate/assistant deans and fosters excellence in colleges and schools of arts & sciences.Read more
State of the College 2018
Updates on accomplishments of the past academic year, a new model for the liberal arts, and future planningRead more
Honoring Prince Rogers Nelson
I had the great honor of helping to present the Doctorate of Humane Letters to Prince's family. It was an incredible evening of performances and memories.Read more
We’re Shattering Expectations
We’re investing in the key initiatives that better prepare our students, improve access to education, engage diverse voices, and drive innovation and collaboration between campus and community.
Prepare the most desirable candidates on the market.
Relentlessly pursue excellence to transform knowledge and lives.
Lead in building a more diverse and inclusive community.
Build bridges between campus and community.