Welcome from the Interim Associate Dean

Dr. Kevin Baaske
Welcome to Cal State LA’s College of Arts and Letters website!  

We are very proud of the many outstanding programs offered in the College of Arts & Letters. Our programs are of the highest quality and are designed to provide a variety of experiences that will enrich your program of study. We are also proud of our outstanding faculty and their many scholarly and creative achievements. What makes Cal State LA so unique is the personal care and attention we give to every student. We also value the many rich life experiences our students bring to the classroom. We believe that the synergy of a dedicated faculty and the diversity of our students results in a truly inspiring educational experience.

At Cal State LA, we recognize that a crucial component to student success is access to academic advising. As the Interim Associate Dean, it is my responsibility to ensure that all students have access to academic advisors who will answer questions and guide you in your academic journey toward graduation. There are a variety of advisement resources available on the campus. The University Academic Advisement Center, located in room 1040A of the Palmer Wing of the Kennedy Library, is available for questions regarding the General Education program and overall  university requirements. Students with undeclared majors may begin their conversations about career paths there. Within the college, the College of Arts & Letters Academic Advisement Center, located in room 209 of the Music Building, can assist you with questions about your specific major. College Advisors will assist in setting up your program of study, assist with transfer student questions and concerns, and process graduation applications. Department Advisors are available to assist you regarding career paths in your major.

As the Interim Associate Dean, in addition to coordinating advisement for the College, I administer student affairs and serve as the college Graduate Dean. My door is always open to students and my goal is to make your experience here productive and rewarding. 

Once again, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to Cal State LA!

Dr. Kevin Baaske, Interim Associate Dean
MUS 231 (323) 343-4004

Photography credit: J. Emilio Flores