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College of Communication and Information Sciences

The College of Communication & Information Sciences develops global leaders who do the extraordinary across the full communication, media and information spectrum. As we look toward the future, the vision for C&IS is to expand learning opportunities for students, solve pressing media and information issues, become leaders in sports, political and science communication, and ensure our graduates leave The University of Alabama as the most prepared and strategic leaders in their fields. The Rising Tide Capital Campaign allows donors like you to make that vision a reality.

Read our Case Statement

$37,000,000 Campaign Goal

$37,364,529 Total Raised

101% Progress


Funding Highlights

  • Endowed Faculty Positions

    Endowed faculty positions enable C&IS to attract and retain the leading scholars, artists and teachers. Learn more about our current endowed faculty.

  • Experiential Learning

    Program support gives all students the chance to gain experience they need to be informed citizens and leaders in their professions.

Letter From The Dean

Your Investment Now Will Change Lives Forever

Since 2015, the College of Communication & Information Sciences has made significant progress toward five strategic priorities. We strengthened our research, innovated within our classrooms, built up our community, developed leaders and expanded our reach. We have approached our priorities with focus and creativity, and we are proud of the accomplishments and successes of our faculty, staff, students and alumni.

As we look to the future and a new phase for our strategic plan, we seek to permanently resource our faculty, students and programs through UA’s Rising Tide Capital Campaign to ensure sustainable and measurable progress. We have identified four areas where we seek support:

-Endowed Faculty Positions: Recruit leaders, experts and artists
-Endowed Research Support: Launch research efforts in political, sports and science communication
-Undergraduate Scholarships, Graduate Student Scholarships and Experiential Learning Endowments
-Expanding Access for Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Investment in these areas will lay the foundation for our future. The funding of these priorities will provide security to inspire innovation and ensure our graduates leave better prepared to become active citizens and industry leaders.

Thank you for your investment in our future.


Brian S. Butler, PhD

For More Information Please Contact

Director of Development / College of Com
Laurie Wright

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