Vision & Mission
The Department of Communication, along with the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication, aims to be a site of creation and innovation through instruction, practice, and research. It serves as the nexus among communication scholars and practitioners from the United States, Mexico, and border communities. It is also a place of continuing education for Latina/o journalists, film makers, advertisers, and other communication practitioners, as well as the source of educational opportunity for students interested in attending a university in a bilingual, bicultural setting. The department seeks to enhance the educational aspirations of all students interested in bicultural/intercultural communication in a variety of contexts.
The mission of the UTEP Department of Communication is to educate future leaders of communication organizations and industries and outstanding teachers in the field of communication as well as communication practitioners in multimedia journalism, video production, advertising, and organizational/corporate communication. Research faculty also strive to produce internationally and nationally recognized research in multicultural contexts.