College of Human Ecology
Judy Siguaw, Dean, RW-238 Rivers Building
The college is comprised of the Departments of Child Development and Family Relations, Criminal Justice, Interior Design and Merchandising, Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Schools of Hospitality Leadership and Social Work. (The criminal justice department and social work were previously listed as the Carolyn Freeze Baynes School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies.) The college incorporates leadership development and community outreach into the classrooms as well as its research and creative activity endeavors.
The Carolyn Freeze Baynes Institute for Social Justice, established by the generosity of Charles and Hazel Freeze with the support of Michael Ray Baynes, is located within the College of Human Ecology. The institute coordinates research, community partnerships, and scholarship aimed at improving the well-being of individuals and the quality of community life. The institute offers a number of activities for students, including research experiences, scholarship opportunities, and interaction with visiting scholars and alumni.