Campaign Goal: $10.5 million
$14 M

A Message From Interim Provost Katherine Aiken

Katherine AikenDear Friends,

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences prides itself on the foundational role it has played in educating University of Idaho students since 1889, and on the thirty-six degree programs currently offered in twelve units - English, Environmental Science, History, International Studies, Journalism and Mass Media, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Communication Studies, Sociology/Anthropology, and Theatre. Our faculty and staff are committed to educating students to be great communicators, to think critically, and most importantly to be thoughtful citizens.

Many of you no doubt can name a professor whose teaching or research informed your own University of Idaho experience. Faculty and staff are the backbone of CLASS’s ongoing commitment to providing an exemplary experience for our students. We are proud of our faculty and their accomplishments and seek to provide those stalwarts with exceptional professional development opportunities.

Students are the focal point of College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences work. Our energy is centered on ensuring that each and every CLASS student receives state-of-the art instruction and exemplary advising. Our dynamic faculty engage students in applied learning experiences and joint research ventures on a regular basis.

As we seek to prepare students for life in a rapidly changing global economy, study abroad and other international experiences become especially compelling. CLASS student participation in these programs is increasingly in demand, so support for them is critical.

As a College, we are committed to exposing students to the performing arts. With the aid of private donations, we have renovated the Lionel Hampton School of Music Haddock Performance Hall. As we work to do the same for the Hartung Theater, CLASS will have enhanced the practice, performance, and teaching space for two essential disciplines, while at the same time serving all University of Idaho students and the local community as well.

Your partnership as we go forward is essential. With your support, the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences will raise $10.5 million to:

  • Enrich our students’ learning opportunities through programmatic enhancements and study abroad 
  • Attract and retain first rate faculty and staff 
  • Enhance our teaching and learning facilities, especially the Hartung Theater 
  • Provide student scholarships in the areas that need them most
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