Office of the Dean

Office of Dean

Leadership For a Diverse College

Milagros PenaThe Office of the Dean oversees the administrative aspects of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The administrative structure of the college features three associate deans, one assistant dean and a team of dedicated staff members. Please see our organizational chart for further details.

Dean: Milagros Peña

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Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs: Alicia Arrizón

Alicia Arrizon

Arrizón, a professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, oversees the Student Academic Affairs Office. The office monitors the academic progress of every student in the college from matriculation to graduation and is the academic home to all undeclared and pre-business students. Services include those pertaining to:

  • enrollment
  • registration
  • breadth requirements
  • College and University academic regulations
  • major declaration
  • withdrawal from or readmission to UCR.

Associate Dean for Social Sciences: Sang-Hee Lee

Sang-Hee Lee

Lee, a professor of Anthropology, oversees the departments of:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities: Kiril Tomoff


Tomoff, a professor of History, supervises the Arts and Humanities Departments in CHASS. These include the departments of:

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Comparative Literature and Languages
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • English
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre, Film, and Digital Production

Assistant Dean and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer: Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams The Assistant Dean and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) in the College, Williams oversees all financial and administrative matters for the College including Business Operations, HR, Facilities and Space Management, Contracts and Grants, and Information Technology Team – CHASS College Computing (C3), as well as participates in short- and long-range planning.

Senior Director of Development: Emily Rankin


Senior Director of Development and staff are responsible for all aspects of development and fundraising within the College.

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3400 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.

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College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
3413 Humanities & Social Sciences Bldg.