The Dean's Vision
The College of Arts and Sciences exemplifies excellence in the humanities, the social sciences, and natural sciences. We provide a foundation for intellectual and creative experiences at the leading edge of the human experience. We advance the frontiers of knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activity. We integrate and celebrate diverse perspectives in transforming the world, enriching lives, and meeting societal needs. We play a prominent role in the larger global community as scholars and educators and in preparing students to become leaders in the world in which they will live. We create lifelong relationships with our students and alumni that guide our development and planning. We foster collaboration, promote quality, recognize excellence and ensure the thoughtful stewardship of resources.
Joseph S. Francisco, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Elmer H. and Ruby M. Cordes Chair in Chemistry