College of Communication and Education

New Faculty Spotlight

Samara AnarbaevaSamara Anarbaeva, assistant professor in Journalism and Public Relations, received her doctorate from Bowling Green State University.

She considers herself a resident of the globe, having lived in several countries and becoming fluent in multiple languages.

Anarbaeva currently teaches “Introduction to Public Relations,” “Public Relations Strategy,” and “Writing for Public Relations.” In most classes, she likes to discuss global industries and crisis communication. Her research interests include social media and how it relates to organizations and their PR efforts. She looks at how organizations get information out to their communities when unexpected crisis occurs. The idea is to form a model or pre-crisis plan that organizations can use to prepare before the unexpected happens. Cyber culture, global communication, and branding in different countries are all topics Anarbaeva hopes to touch on in her first semester at Chico State.

When asked what she likes most about Chico so far, she said, “Everything is within 10 minutes. You really feel that community thing that people talk about. It’s real.”

A Message From the Dean

Dean Angela Trethewey The College of Communication and Education (CME), led by Dean Angela Trethewey, has a rich history of excellence, and includes the Department of Kinesiology, the Department of Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management, Communication Arts & Sciences, Communication Design, Journalism & Public Relations, and the School of Education.

The College of Communication and Education invites you to explore the many exciting educational programs we offer our students. Our seven departments provide challenging academic programs that integrate disciplinary knowledge and professional practice through internships and a variety of experiences that prepare students for successful and fulfilling careers.

The College of Communication and Education has the largest (3,654) number of majors at Chico State with a diverse array of programs. More than 270 faculty teach the 2,800 full-time students enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate professional programs.

CME Vision, Mission, and Guiding Commitments


College of Communication and Education Staff Member Caught Being Awesome!

Click here to learn more about School of Education's Roy Dunlap and the awesome work he was recognized for!

Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Managment Professor Turns Love of Traveling Into Career

Assistant Professor, Matt Stone, shares a bit about traveling trends and offers up some travel advice.  Click here to learn more!

Journalism Students Receive Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award

Congratulations to Gabriel Sandoval and Elizabeth Castillo! Click here to read more about the major achievement of these two outstanding students.

Students Volunteer for National Public Lands Day

More than 80 Chico State students volunteered for National Public Lands Day at Red Bluff Recreation Area. Read all about it here!


The College of Communication and Education’s student clubs were out in force during Clubtacular!, Friday, Aug. 26.  The first week of school sees academic club members recruiting new and returning students to join in academic major activities, including volunteering for community projects, participating in academic competitions and social events.

KINE Chair Featured As Notable Alum at Parkland College

The Parkland College Alumni Association is highlighting 50 notable alumni to echo the celebration of 50 years of Parkland College.  Dr. Josh Trout, Kinesiology Chair, is featured as one of the 50 notable alumni for Parkland College.  Read more about it here!

CME Kudos

CME Kudos


COMM and Education Matters Newsletters

The COMM and Education Matters newsletters are available online. Click here to view.