College of Communication and Education

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


Choose Chico!

Choose Chico is April 8, 2017 

You are invited to attend Choose Chico! Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This premier open house offers admitted students and their guests an opportunity to experience why we think Chico State is the place for you! Click here for a list of activities for the day!

Microgreen Internship Sprouts Student Success

T. Lake Working

When Tristen Lake and Anthony Gordon envisioned their senior class 12-unit internship, they thought back to the advice Professor Emeritus John Hooper gave them in an intro to a parks and natural resource management class: “Recreation is not the activity. It’s the emotional response you receive.”  Read more...

New Faculty Bios

Yumeng Li grew up in Shenyang, China. He received his PhD in biomechanics from the University of Georgia.


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.

CME Kudos

CME Kudos


COMM and Education Matters Newsletters

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