Office of the Dean

Jean Boreen

The Universe of Arts and Letters

The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is the cultural connection at Northern Arizona University.

The college contains eight academic departments, encompassing philosophy, humanities, religion, history, languages, and English, as well as music, theatre, and the visual arts. CAL also houses and oversees the NAU Art Museum, the Martin-Springer Institute (promoting lessons of the Holocaust), Ardrey Memorial Auditorium and Ashurst Hall, and interdisciplinary minors such as Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cinema Studies

In addition, the College of Arts and Letters provides over 350 events per academic year in the areas of fine arts, film, music, theatre, and internationally recognized speakers.

How You Can Support CAL

Although NAU is a public institution, state support has been declining steadily. We rely on the generosity of the private sector, including our alumni, individual friends of our departments and programs, foundations and corporations to maintain our high standard of scholastic achievement.

The College of Arts and Letters has a number of funds representing all eight departments through the NAU Foundation.

CAL also encourages donors and friends to contribute to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. This fund provides discretionary support through unrestricted gifts. The Dean’s Fund for Excellence allows the Interim Dean of CAL, Dr. Jean Boreen, to designate financial support, as needed throughout the college.

Connect with CAL Today

To learn more about how you can support CAL or to make a donation, please contact the Director of Development for the College of Arts and Letters at 928-523-6402. And thank you for your support!

Photo: Jean Boreen, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Letters