Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences! Our offices are located on the second floor of Founder’s Hall in suite 200.

At the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences we serve the needs of all students, traditional and non-traditional. We are committed to the values of diversity, creativity, leadership, integrity and lifelong learning. These values are the foundation of the University’s mission to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities.

Our faculty excel in teaching, research, and service. The faculty are recognized for their innovative pedagogy and expertise. They are committed to student-centered educational opportunities that provide career-ready skills and lifelong learning. Our curriculum builds foundational knowledge required for all academic degree programs at the University, emphasizing communication skills, analytical reasoning, leadership, and independent thought. The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to innovative programs that prepare our students to compete effectively in a rapidly changing job market or to pursue post-graduate education.

The liberal arts and sciences provide a broad curriculum that engages students in hands-on learning, critical thinking and collaborative work. Our students gain valuable knowledge about diverse cultures. Students are encouraged to discover, explore, examine and question. Through the opportunities provided by our curriculum students acquire knowledge and develop important skills, so that, in turn, they can obtain fulfilling careers, improve their community, and become engaged citizens.

I encourage you to explore the many opportunities provided by our programs!

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Program Coordinators or me at

Dr. Orlando J. Pérez

Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Professor of Political Science