Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences.

The faculty and staff of the college are dedicated to providing students with a world-class education. Together, we are preparing students to become creative problem solvers and collaborators in an ever changing global community.

Our focus on student success has proven all the more meaningful with the significant changes we recently underwent. The faculty of Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Creative and Professional Arts and the School of Family Consumer Sciences successfully converged.

This commitment - along with the revisioning of other key programs, colleges and administrative units on campus - are part of UA's new 10-year strategic plan. Vision 2020: The New Gold Standard places the highest premium on student success by fostering measurable excellence, global relevance, fiscal integrity and community engagement.

The high-quality learning experiences we provide are supporting Vision 2020 by preparing our students to succeed professionally and to make positive and lasting contributions to our region and the world.


Chand Midha
Executive Dean and Professor





Dean Chand Midha

Dean Chand Midha

Chand Midha is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. His research interests include experimental design, survey sampling, quality control and general theory. A former chair of the Department of Statistics, Midha also serves the University as the associate provost for academic and financial affairs.

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