Dean's Message to Students

Welcome to the new College of Arts & Letters at Idaho State University where we are committed to the goal of "Students First." The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that students are the reason our University exists and that we must, first and foremost, meet and exceed the expectations of our students. When students are successful, we are successful. That is why the College of Arts & Letters makes students its first priority and responsibility.

I encourage you to explore the College and departmental websites. As you will see, the academic possibilities are extraordinary. The College offers associate, bachelor, masters, and doctoral degree programs that prepare our students to excel in an ever-changing world. Idaho State University and the College of Arts & Letters is home to the first and only School of Performing Arts in the State with a world-class facility dedicated to the performing arts.

The College of Arts & Letters is the academic core of the University. Our exceptional faculty have dedicated their lives to student learning and the discovery of new knowledge. Through the integration of teaching and cutting edge research and creative activity, students develop knowledge and skills that will shape their future and that of the next generation. In addition, the College offers a number of exciting opportunities for students at all levels to work closely with faculty and staff studying all that the fine arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences have to offer.

As you explore the many opportunities available to you in the College of Arts & Letters at Idaho State University, we hope you will see why we can say that here our students really do come first! Best Wishes!

Kandi Turley-Ames, Founding Dean