College of Communication & Education

Why Choose the College of Communication and Education?

If you are looking for an academic home that is committed to creating meaningful, marketable and memorable experiences for students, then CME is right for you!  The College of Communication and Education houses a diverse array of academic departments, including: 

While our programs span diverse field, they are all designed to provide students with the tools they need to launch both successful careers and rich, full and engaged lives. 

Come pay us a visit and see what CME has to offer! Register for a CME tour(opens in new window) following your campus tour with Admissions!

CME Skills In Demand

Across all our majors, students have the opportunity to combine academic disciplinary knowledge with professional, applied skills and experiences that are highly relevant for today’s complex and changing labor market.

Indeed, our programs provide hands-on learning for both the “soft” and “hard” skills that companies need most now(opens in new window).  Across all our majors, students are trained in the increasingly important and vital “soft” skills of creativity, persuasion, and collaboration.  Importantly, our students also leave our programs with the most in-demand “hard” skills including:

  • Digital marketing
  • People management
  • Universal design
  • Video production
  • Translation
  • Audio production
  • Social media marketing
  • Journalism
  • Customer service systems
  • Computer graphics
  • Corporate communications

Unique CME Opportunities

Our College offers unparalleled and unique contexts for applied learning where students practice and hone these critical skills, including:

Student Teaching
As undergraduates, students interested in teaching careers have opportunities to work in the field in classrooms as part of their coursework in the Liberal Studies program.  As post-baccalaureate students, credential candidates in the School of Education are placed in the field for two semesters where they work and co-teach with experienced teachers in our region’s schools.

CME Student Resources

CME Student Academic Senator
Amanda Widgay
Amanda Widgay serves as the Senator for the College of Communication and Education (CME). She is a first generation student majoring in Liberal Studies-Special Education. Please come by BMU 220 to talk with her if you have any questions or you can email her at
CME Student Success Advisor
Shawna Lucas
Shawna Lucas is the College of Communication and Education's Student Success Advisor. She helps students with major/minor exploration, course selection, career information, community building and more. You can find Shawna in Tehama Hall, room 277.  She holds drop-in hours Monday - Thursday from 1pm-4pm. You can also email her at to set an appointment.
CME Departments
Communication Arts and Sciences - Tehama Hall, room 201 Journalism and Public Relations - Tehama Hall, room 207 Kinesiology - Yolo Hall, room 243 Liberal Studies - Tehama Hall, room 211 Media Arts, Design, and Technology - Tehama Hall, room 205 Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management - Tehama Hall, room 173 School of Education - Tehama Hall, room 101
CME Dean's Office
College of Communication and Education Dean's Office - Tehama Hall, room 203
  • Dean - Angela Trethewey
  • Associate Dean - Deborah Summers
  • 530-898-4015