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College of Liberal Arts

College Information

Dean: Gerry Riposa

Associate Dean: Mark Wiley

Director, Facilities Planning and Technology: Mike Blazey

Director of Development: Howie Fitzgerald

Administrative Services Manager: Terie Bostic

Director, Learning Alliance: Bron Pellissier

Coordinator, Student Life and Development: Zion Redie (562) 985-4181

College Secretary: Myriam Joseph

Educational Policy/Curriculum Coordinator: Cherie Dougan

Fiscal Coordinator: Dorothy Rypka

Public Relations: Pat Zaid

College Office: McIntosh Humanities Building, Room 209

Telephone: (562) 985‑5381

FAX: (562) 985-2463

Credential Advisors

  • English - Kathleen DiVito (985‑4220)
  • French, German, Spanish - Jean-Jacques Jura (985-2200)
  • Japanese - Hiroko Kataoka (985-4030)
  • Latin - Elaine Wida - (985-8660)
  • Social Science - Tim Keirn (985‑4428)
  • Italian - Clorinda Donato (985‑4316)

Introduction

The College of Liberal Arts provides courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences for all university students, as well as for majors in its disciplines. The College is also responsible for much of the General Education required of all students. The College of Liberal Arts is the center of the university's commitment to developing greater knowledge and understanding of international and multicultural issues in the contemporary world. Our motto is "The World is Our College." In teaching students, CLA faculty aim high to inspire them to continue learning, to celebrate diversity, and to engage the world.