As the liberal arts core of the University of Colorado Boulder, the College of Arts and Sciences has the core mission of developing students as future leaders in the diverse global community of the 21st century. The college seeks to realize this mission by:

  • Establishing and supporting diversity, inclusion, cultural competence and equity initiatives of the college;
  • Addressing social climate problems and implementing procedures that aim for policy compliance and equity; and
  • Collaborating with key partners across the college, the campus and the region to promote and advance a college culture of diversity, inclusion, cultural competence and equity.

Patricia Gonzalez is the College of Arts and Sciences' assistant dean for inclusive practice. Gonzalez plays an integral role in realizing the college’s core mission to develop students as future leaders in the diverse global community of the 21st century by collaborating with students, faculty and staff to design, encourage and implement employee recruitment, development and retention strategies, as well as creating culturally relevant teaching strategies, practices and programs that result in an effective and welcoming environment and equitable student, staff and faculty success. 

Be inclusive. Be fair. Be outstanding. Be Boulder.