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Email: cladean@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-2535


Office of the Dean
College of Liberal Arts
215 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455



Office of the Dean

Welcome to the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions. 

Our pursuit of excellence in research and creative work, our commitment to working in partnership with communities and organizations from the local to the global, and our determination to fully prepare students for their future are what define us. When they graduate, our students are poised for lifelong career success and civic engagement. 

The culturally and economically vibrant landscape of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area allows us to partner with everyone from community leaders to small nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies to offer unique opportunities for our faculty, students, and staff. 

Whether you are a future student or a parent, alumnus, or community member, we are happy to have you as a part of our community.

-John Coleman, dean

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Recent Announcements

  • Dean's Spring Reception 2017 Recap The Dean’s Spring Reception was hosted on Tuesday, April 25 in the Lindahl Founders Room at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. This annual event is held to celebrate faculty retiring from ...
    Posted May 3, 2017, 7:16 PM by Colleen Ware
  • Welcome to Our New Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities Please join me in welcoming Professor Jane Blocker as CLA’s associate dean for arts & humanities, effective August 1 and through the 2019-20 academic year.Professor Blocker (PhD 1994 ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 10:34 AM by Colleen Ware
  • Welcome to Our New Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Please join me in welcoming Professor Ascan Koerner as CLA’s associate dean for undergraduate education, effective Monday, August 14 and through the 2019-20 academic year. Professor Koerner (PhD ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2017, 10:25 AM by Colleen Ware
  • Make CLA Voices Heard on U-wide LE Requirements As the University begins to review and possibly redesign these requirements, it is essential that CLA voices be heard in this review process from the outset. Over 40 CLA faculty ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2017, 9:24 AM by Colleen Ware
  • Community Fund Drive 2016 Results as of 10.18.2016 We're half way through the 2016 Community Fund Drive and haven't yet met our goal of participation for the college. The University at large is striving for 30 ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2016, 8:56 AM by Sara Danzinger
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