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Message from the Associate Dean

Center for Communication, Creativity and Collaboration

Message from the Associate Dean

Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt headshot photo

Greetings from the College of Fine Arts and Communication! I am happy to welcome you to our C3 Center website. The Center for Communication, Collaboration and Creativity serves as a nexus for faculty and graduate student research and scholarly creative needs within the five units of our college. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State is committed to helping our faculty find and obtain funding for research and creative projects. The C3 Center is key in reflecting the mission and values of our university to support research, scholarship and creative activity as fundamental sources of new knowledge and as expressions of the human spirit. The Center provides help with grant proposal development, submission processes, award management, and compliance guidance. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and offers an annual CoSearch retreat where teams within our college have opportunities to collaborate on research proposals and compete for internal funding. Faculty also have the opportunity to find collaborators through our faculty expert directory, and our able C3 staff are ready to guide you through the proposal development process and management of grants. We encourage you to visit the C3 Center in the Academic Services Building North (ASBN) 350 and meet with our team. As liaison to the C3 Research Center, I look forward to helping foster the culture of innovative, collaborative scholarship at Texas State University that will impact the communities and disciplines that we serve. Please let me know if you need any assistance.


Mary Ellen Cavitt, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Faculty Development and Research
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Texas State University