Transform lives in the College of Arts and Humanities

Esther Verrinder
A scholarship from the Dean’s Council Annual Fund helped Esther Verrinder cover school and living expenses after a wrist injury impacted her plans.

The College of Arts and Humanities is fundamental to the University and to our greater community.

Every student at the University comes through our College to complete their general education requirements. With 150 full-time faculty members, the College of Arts and Humanities serves more than 8,000 students, representing a third of Fresno State’s student population.

The College of Arts and Humanities offers baccalaureate degrees in 19 areas. Thirty percent of the students in Fresno State’s College of Arts and Humanities are honors students.

We train engaged professionals and produce civic-minded graduates, experts in writing and rhetoric, and visionary artists who enrich our world and elevate our quality of life.

Supporters of the Dean’s Council Annual Fund have enabled the College of Arts and Humanities to provide scholarships to talented and dedicated students, such as English graduate student Guadalupe Remigio. The fund also enables support of faculty, like music professor Ben Boone, whose original composition, Waterless, was performed at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 2015.

Watch this short video featuring Guadalupe and Dr. Boone to see the impact of the Dean’s Council Annual Fund.

Donate now and join a committed group of alumni and friends whose hope for a better tomorrow, faith in the power of art, and strength of humanistic thought help students and faculty grow as artists and writers. 

With your help, the College of Arts and Humanities can continue to transform our Valley, educate students who are creative and civic minded, and continue our labor of love in elevating the quality of education and life in the Central Valley.

We have raised $45,000 of our $150,000 goal. Help us achieve our goal this year. Right now you can double the impact of your donation – University President Castro has agreed to match every dollar you donate with a dollar from his budget, up to $150,000!

For additional information, visit or call the College of Arts and Humanities Development Office at (559) 278-1877.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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