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How to Reach the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Dean's Office

The College of Letters, Arts and Sciences main office is currently working remotely. We are ready to support you via email, phone, or video conferencing. If you need assistance, please call us at 303-615-0600; the Dean's office phones are being forwarded. If you reach voicemail, please leave a message. We will be checking the voicemail every hour during business hours and responding to ASAP. You can also reach us via email:

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Welcome to the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

Since its founding in 1963, Metropolitan State University of Denver has transformed the lives of more than 90,000 people in Colorado through affordable and accessible degree programs, community engagement, innovative public-private partnerships, and a commitment to diversity. By offering a broad-based curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences, the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at MSU Denver transforms lives and communities through the power of ideas, inspiration and discovery. CLAS provides an integrated education, and our dedicated faculty engage students in deliberative dialogues, undergraduate research, and experiential learning. Learn about our Accreditation, Vision, and Mission.

News & Upcoming Events

Music, Race, and Social Justice Visiting Artist Series - Fall 2020


Each of these events will be broadcast on the MSU Denver Livestream -


Thursday, October 1 @ 5:00pm

The Dream Unfinished, moderated by Dr. Brandon Matthews, Associate Professor of Music

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Thursday, October 15 @ 5:00pm

¬°Aparato!, moderated by IPutu Tangkas Adi Hiranmayena, Affiliate Faculty in Music

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Wednesday, October 28 @ 2:30pm

Bruce Sunpie Barnes, moderated by Dr. Liz Macy, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

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Thursday, November 12 @ 2:30pm

Aisha Fukushima, moderated by Dr. Michael Benitez, VP for Diversity and Inclusion

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CLAS Spotlight

Meet Jason Janke!

Jason Janke Ph.D., will serve as interim dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Janke has served as associate dean since 2016 and concurrently was a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. He first joined Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2006 as an assistant professor, prior to which he was an assistant professor of geography and geology at the University of Southern Mississippi.


Recently, Lindsey Coulter from the Early Bird sat down with Jason Janke, the new interim dean to ask him a few questions about his new role in CLAS, if you would like to know more please check out Three Questions for Jason Janke.




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