College of Communication and Education

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 Mission and Strategic Plan


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.

Aaron Draper's Photo Series On Chico's Homeless To Be Shown

Communication Design Lecturer, Aaron Draper, will have his photo series displayed at the Lakeside Pavillion.  Click here to read more!

Dr. Jon Hooper Recognized by The Wildlife Society

Dr. Jon Hooper was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to The Wildlife Society at the TWS Annual Conference held this year in Winnipeg, Canada. Dr. Hooper has been active in the society for 40 years. Congratulations!  Click here to read more.

Journalism Student Selected for National Grant

Third-year Journalism student, Gabriel Sandoval, is one of five student nationwide that was selected for the ProPublica's Emerging Reporters Program.  Read the full story here!  

2015 Lt. Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award

Each year, faculty members nominate students based on their scholarship, involvement in extracurricular activities, and outstanding accomplishments. Nominations are based on these standards, along with evidence of students' sincere intent to complete their education, increase their personal knowledge, and to achieve success in every aspect of their lives.  Click here to learn more about the outstanding CME students that were nominated.

College of Communication and Education Welcomes New Faculty

The College of Communication and Education is pleased to welcome 5 new faculty members.  Click here to meet them!

Recruiting 'Dave's Kids'

Want to learn a little more about Journalism professor, Dave Waddell, and his recruiting efforts to make Chico State a more diverse campus?  Click here to read more about it!

Ability First Sports Camp Celebrates 30 Years

Every year Chico State hosts the Ability First Sports program, a wheel chair sports camp.  Read more about Ability First here.

Congratulations! MSLP Class of 2015

Two Communication Sciences and Disorders students have been selected for the Minority Student Leadershop Program through the American Speech Language Hearing Association.  Click here to learn more!

Tehama Group Communications

Tehama Group Communications (housed in Journalim & PR) students are partnering with the Chico Arts Commission to support public art in our community!  Check it out here.

Congratulations! The Orion Student Newspaper Wins Award

For the 12th time The Orion has received the Associated College Press' (ACP) Newspaper Pacemaker Award.  Full Story

CME Kudos

CME Kudos


COMM and Education Matters Newsletters

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