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College of Arts and Humanities

Welcome from the Dean


Interim Dean Todd Shiver

It is an honor to serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Central Washington University.  My goal as the Interim Dean is to work with colleagues, students, friends and alumni to promote the arts and humanities’ distinctive place in our institution.  By supporting existing and new collaborations with other divisions and units, the arts and humanities will continue to play a crucial role in furthering the university’s mission “to prepare students for enlightened, responsible, and productive lives.”
The eight departments and four interdisciplinary programs in our college offer more than eighty degree programs and areas of study for CWU students.

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If you are concerned about future salaries and earning potential, don’t worry! Salaries for humanities majors are competitive with those of majors such as business, economics, and biology.  Our economy is always rapidly changing and different sectors of the economy rise and fall, but understanding what’s important and significant, thinking critically, applying a global perspective, and solving problems are all skills that never go out of fashion.  Whatever major you decide to pursue, you can feel good that students with degrees in the humanities and arts have rewarding and fulfilling careers. That is why our alumni have succeeded in a wide range of careers in teaching, business, and public service.

If you are a community member or alumni of the college, we hope you will join us at one of our many events.
There is a place for every person in the College of Arts and Humanities. We look forward to helping you find yours.

Todd Shiver
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Central Washington University



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