The Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts was established in 2000 with the goal of strengthening liberal arts education locally and nationally. The Institute hosts scholarly conversation on the present and future of the liberal arts, provides liberal arts opportunities to area communities outside the academy, promotes educational access for first-generation and underserved populations, and fosters interdisciplinary contact between faculty and students through extracurricular events on campus.



Upcoming Programs


Sustainability Across the Spectrum

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Sundowner Sustainability Consulting

Sustainability Speaker Series


Tuesday, December 6, 3:30pm

Hieronymus Lounge


Ellie Perry is an Owner/Managing Partner of Sundowner Sustainability Consulting.  She graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Environmental Systems and obtained a master's in Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  In addition to being a LEED Accredited Professional, she has a professional Certificate in Recycling and Waste Management from UCLA Extension, holds a Green Gardener Certificate through the County of Santa Barbara, and is an EPA WaterSense Watershed Wise Landscape Professional (WWLP).