Dean's Page

Dr. Pat Witherspoon

On behalf of the faculty, students, and staff, welcome to the website of the College of Liberal  Arts, or COLART, as we call it.

Education is the process which helps people’s dreams come true, and that is what UTEP has been doing for almost 100 years. We hope you will learn something about us in these pages, but I know that you will know us best by visiting with us. Our phone number in the Dean’s Office is (915) 747-5666.  Give us a call, or email me at If you have questions  about a specific department or program, I’ll give you the email address of the person who can help you. (You can find our programs and departments on this page.)

COLART includes the arts, the humanities, and the social sciences. We have over 22 programs and departments, about 7,200 friendly students, and over 450 excellent faculty and helpful staff. We are the largest college on campus, with a wide variety of majors and minors.

As we prepare to celebrate our Centennial, UTEP continues to prepare leaders for the 21st century. Contact us by phone, email, or through our Facebook account. We‘d like to hear about you and your dreams.

Pat Witherspoon