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Dean’s Letter

A message from the dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

Our college motto, “The difference is in the and,” identifies integration as the foundation of what we do and who we are. By connecting the arts and sciences, we draw our strength where creativity intersects with analysis and innovation arises from a holistic approach to learning.

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Dr. Gabriel Velez jokes that coffee is in his blood. Despite not drinking java until his college years, he’s not far off. The assistant professor of educational policy and leadership in the College of Education has a deep family connection rooted in the South American coffee industry. “My great-grandfather Manuel Mejia was the head of…