College of Communication & Education

From the Dean's Desk


I am delighted to invite you to read our latest installment of Voices, the newsletter for the College of Communication and Education (CME). I hope it gives you a glimpse into the exciting semester that our faculty, staff, and students completed this spring, as well as insight into our bright future. I am proud and honored to be a part of CME where skilled, engaging, and wonderful faculty and staff work diligently every day to make sure our students succeed! I’d like to share just a few of the reasons that our students are successful. 

Firstly, we are committed to academic success. In May 2018, nearly 900 students graduated from our undergraduate programs across the college! We congratulate our new 83 master’s degree holders, as well as 266 completers across our credential pathways in the School of Education. We are proud of the fact that our graduation rates are among the highest and our opportunity gaps are among the lowest across the University.

Secondly, we are committed to the very best teaching practices that best serve all students. Indeed, we are a model of inclusivity for the University. You will read about some of our excellent teaching practices in this issue. The five new tenure-track faculty we welcomed this fall are both trained in and committed to inclusive and effective pedagogy for all students!

Finally, we are committed to providing resources and support to our students. We manage more than $15 million of external grant funding, most of which goes directly to support and diversify our student population in the form of paying for books and supplies or offering a stipend or living wage. Our wonderful University Advancement team is also busy working with our CME friends and alumni to ensure our students have the support they need to be successful in their chosen professions.

Please enjoy our stories of success in this issue. Until next time . . .

Your friend,


Angela Trethewey