As the dean of the Central Washington University College of Arts and Humanities and its eight innovative departments – Art, Communication, English, History, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Theatre Arts, World Languages and interrelated programs -- I celebrate each day having the opportunity to team with our 150 faculty members, 20 staff members in serving our 1,400 undergraduate and 80 graduate students and successful alumni.
We are energized in preparing our students for the challenges they will face upon graduation from Central Washington University. We believe the key to success in this increasingly complex digital “big data” world is lifelong learning, and that precisely is the value of the liberal arts education that we offer.
Ellensburg is a relatively short trip over the Cascades to one of America’s most vibrant, diverse and successful economies: The Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. We are also strategically situated on the precipice of the dynamic Pacific Rim. Our responsibility as educators is to prepare our students with the critical thinking, reading, communication and ethical reasoning skills – in as many languages as possible – to succeed in these environments. We also value and seek out the input of our alumni to provide advice, wisdom and meaningful job opportunities to our students.
Our mission is to cultivate the imagination, the mind and the heart of every student that comes through our doors. We invite you take a tour through our website and provide us with your feedback.