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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS)! I am honored to be your dean, and I am excited to see what you will accomplish during your time here.

CLASS is a community of scholars and learners who are passionate about the humanities, arts, and social sciences. We believe that these disciplines are essential to a well-rounded education and to a thriving democracy.

Our faculty are experts in their fields, and they are committed to teaching and mentoring students. We house the Institute for Creative and Collaborative Arts, which includes the School of Music, School of Art and Design, and the School of Communication. CLASS also contains the departments of Language and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology; English; Government; History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies; Psychology; Social Work.

In addition to our diverse academic programs, CLASS offers a variety of opportunities for students to get involved in research, service, and creative expression. We have a vibrant student life, with clubs and organizations for every interest.

CLASS is a place where you can satisfy your curiosity about the world and establish your place in it. Here you will develop valuable skills and perspectives that will prepare you for careers in a rapidly changing, global economy. I encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities available for you at EKU, the “School of Opportunity.”



Mercy Cannon

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

521 Lancaster Ave.
103 Roark Bldg.
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
Phone: 859-622-2222