Dean Peter Braza

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Message from the Dean


Do you want to make a difference in this world?  Be challenged by professors and, in turn, challenge yourself to think and achieve beyond your imaginings? 

If so, welcome to the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences!  

We are more than a traditional liberal arts college.  Yes, we have excellent philosophy professors whose didactic style will make your head spin, art professors who will stir your creative dimension, math professors whose expertise is miles beyond calculus, psychologists who know your every motivation, and literature professors who have plumbed the depths of the human condition.  But … we are much more. 

Primarily, we are student-focused.  We want our students to become successful in their professional and personal lives.  How do we do that?  Through our core focus on teaching effective communication skills, analytical reasoning, and creative-thinking skills -- attributes employers consistently want -- and our focus on experiential learning:  internships, service learning, and one-on-one research with faculty members, just to name a few examples of ways students can learn through real-world experiences.  Right now, the College is embarking on a new initiative to provide internship opportunities for all students.  These internships with community companies and agencies will bolster student resumes and make you, as a graduate, more immediately employable.  Another initiative:  one-on-one research opportunities with our excellent faculty.  These are exactly the type of transformational educational experiences we are committed to providing – Come join us!

Peter A. Braza, Dean

Columbine Hall 2025

Phone: (719) 255-4550

Fax: (719) 255-4200