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