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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 issues, become a leader in sports 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

$25,000,000 Campaign Goal

$30,086,069 Total Raised

120% Progress


Funding Highlights

  • Endowed Faculty Positions

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

  • Experiential Learning

    Program support ensures more students have the chance to participate in applied learning and professional or leadership development.

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 have focused on strengthening our research, innovating within our classrooms, building up our community, developing leaders and expanding our reach. Our faculty and staff have approached our priorities with focus and creativity, and we are proud of the accomplishments and success stories of our past.

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 five key areas where we seek support:

-Endowed Faculty Positions
-Endowed Research Support
-Graduate Student Scholarships
-Experiential Learning Endowments
-Undergraduate Student Scholarships

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

Administrative Secretary
Alexandra Abernathy

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