A New School within the College of Social Sciences

Integrity. Data. Analysis. Truth.

We are pleased to announce the results of the vote on the name of the new School. The faculty members of the units involved in the reorganization have voted 20-7 (with 5 abstentions) in favor of the School of Communication and Information.

Welcome to our planning and update webpage for a new school within the College of Social Sciences!

This reorganization currently involves the School of Communications (COM & JOUR) from the College of Social Sciences, the Department of Communicology (COMG) from the College of Arts, Languages and Letters, the Library & Information Science Program (LIS) from the College of Natural Sciences, and the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution (PACE) from the College of Social Sciences. Faculty representatives from each of the involved units are working together to help design the new school, in conjunction with conversations among each unit’s members.

The Working Group Design Team wants to make sure that you are informed of its progress along the way and wants to solicit your questions about the new school. The College of Social Sciences will send update notifications periodically via email to members of the involved units, but you can find the latest information on this website.

Progress Report

This section contains a timeline of milestones up to an anticipated effective reorganization date, and the current status lists what work is yet to start, is in progress, and is completed. This section will be updated at least every two weeks.


This section contains commonly asked questions about the reorganization. If you cannot find answers to your questions in this area, please submit your questions/comments below.


This section contains additional information about the reorganization.