College of Communication and Education

Dean Angela TretheweyThe 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 Mission and Strategic Plan


Chico State Speech and Debate Team has Top Ten Finish at National Tournament

The Chico State Speech and Debate team took its largest ever team to the National Forensics Association (NFA) National Tournament at Ball State University, with 14 students competing in over 25 events.  They also had their first ever Lincoln Douglas (LD) debate elimination round qualifier and top ten speaking award.  Click here to learn more!

Outstanding Student Leader Award Winner

Congratulations to Malcom Dixon for winning this year's Outstanding Student Leader Award for the College of Communication and Education.  Malcom holds a pivotal leadership role with the Black Leaders on Campus and the CSU Chico Men of Honor, is key member of KCSC radio, and runs his own DJ business.  He currently works as the Executive Staff Member for the First-Year experience, playing key roles on the Great Debate as the Lead Coordinator.  He also created the Diversity Chair.  Great job, Malcom! We thank you for your contributions to the University and to our College.

Chico Grads Heading to ABC's Shark Tank

Two Chico State grads will appear on an upcoming episode of Shark Tank in hopes of securing funding for their health spa.  Read more about it here!

Kinesiology Associate Professor Selected for Professional Achievement Honors

Dr. ChengTu Hsieh is one of four faculty members selected to receive the 2015-2016 Professional Achievement Honors.  Read more about it here.

CME Professors Recognized for 2015-2016 Outstanding Faculty Awards

Kinesiology professor, Cathrine Himberg, and Communication Design professor and chair, Jennifer Meadows, were recently recognized for receiving 2015-2016 Outstanding Faculty Awards.  Click here to learn more!

School of Education Professor Brings Robotics into K-12 Classrooms

School of Education's Al Schademan is bringing robotics into classrooms across the school district while training his students to be future science educators.  Read more here.

CME Kudos

CME Kudos


COMM and Education Matters Newsletters

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