College of Liberal Arts

Welcome to Middle Tennessee State University's College of Liberal Arts!Interim Dean Lyons

CLA is a dynamic college committed to the ideals of a classical liberal arts education, which introduces students to the broader world and helps them craft a framework with which to understand it. Moreover, a liberal arts education teaches students to communicate effectively, think critically, work with diverse people, tackle uncertainty, and solve complex problems. In addition to the intrinsic value of acquiring those skills, employers increasingly report that they look for broadly educated employees who can respond to the demands of our rapidly changing society with limited oversight. Finally, the health of our communities depends upon an engaged, educated, and diverse citizenry. Explore our website to learn more about our academic programs and events and then join us on our mission to change the world one student at a time.

Dr. Leah Tolbert Lyons
Dean, College of Liberal Arts