About the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences staff

MARCIA TAYLOR

INTERIM DEAN/LIBERAL ARTS & SOCIAL SCIEN

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

(989)774-3189

CHRISTI BROOKES

INTERIM ASSOC DEAN/LIBERAL ARTS & SOCIAL

History, World Languages & Cultures

(989)774-3260

GREGORY SMITH

CHAIRPERSON

History, World Languages & Cultures

(989)774-3374

JOSHUA ADAMS

ACADEMIC ADVISOR/CLASS

Advising Student Services/CLASS

(989)774-1121

DARCY BEAVAN

ACADEMIC ADVISOR/CLASS

Advising Student Services/CLASS

(989)774-7270

SARAH BUCKLEY

COORD/COMMUNICATIONS & WEB DEVELOPER

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

(989)774-1788

ISMAEL CASTELLON

ACADEMIC ADVISOR/CLASS

Advising Student Services/CLASS

(989)774-2036

ELIZABETH DAUM

ACADEMIC ADVISOR/CLASS

Advising Student Services/CLASS

(989)774-3878

TIMOTHY GRAMZA

DIR/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/CLASS & CBA

Academic Computing - OIT

(989)774-1182

ALFRED HARPER III

ACADEMIC ADVISOR/CLASS

Advising Student Services/CLASS

(989)774-7506

JASON HULL

TECHNOLOGY MANAGER II

Academic Computing - OIT

(989)774-1229

GARY LANE

TECHNOLOGY MANAGER II

Academic Computing - OIT

(989)774-1229

KATY LEMORIE

EXEC SECRETARY

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

(989)774-3341

KATHY RISE

RECRUIT/RETENTION/RES COLLEGE DIR/CLASS

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

(989)774-3491

SUZANNE SOVA

EXEC SECRETARY

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

(989)774-1574

KAREN WIXSON

MGR/BUSINESS SERVICES/CLASS

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

(989)774-3341

Mission

Our mission is to develop compassionate and engaged scholars who understand the human condition, communicate effectively, and appreciate the diversity of ideas and cultures in the world, in pursuit of meaningful lives and fulfilling careers.​

Enduring principles

To achieve our mission, we are guided by the following principles. We strive to:

  • Pursue disciplined inquiry into ideas and values that grow out of the human experience.
  • Support diversity and intercultural understanding at the university and in the community.
  • Develop ethics and integrity in our students and in the community in which we serve.
  • Promote the value of a liberal arts education in all courses of study.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary programs, projects and events which promote understanding of our complex modern world nationally and internationally.
  • Promote excellence in research and creative activities by faculty, students and staff.
  • Develop partnerships and collaborative ventures which enhance cultural awareness, the natural environment, health and well-being, social responsibility, and economic sustainability.
  • Collaborate with other colleges and units at Central Michigan University and external partners to advance our mission and guiding principles and those of the university.

​The role of the College in university education​

In order that students may become more thoughtful citizens in our diverse society and more active participants in our changing and interdependent world, the college will help them to develop:

  • Strong writing and speaking skills.
  • Abilities to think clearly and critically.
  • Abilities to use technology in support of lifelong learning.
  • Familiarity with their intellectual and cultural heritages.
  • An understanding of social, psychological and political environments; and an appreciation of other peoples and cultures.

Read our strategic plan