Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Dean's Welcome

Laura LedfordOn behalf of all members of the College of Fine Arts, I welcome you to our University.

The energy of the arts permeates the core of Millikin University’s promise to educate students for futures as professionals and life-long learners in a democratic and global society. That promise is nowhere truer than in the College of Fine Arts. Students thrive in an environment that supports them in their efforts to create as scholars and artists, and begin building a satisfying life for themselves in the arts.

Our students, together and working with our faculty, collaborate to challenge, revise, and blur the boundaries between teacher and learner in both the classroom and the studio. The energy of these collaborations excites the learning for all involved.

I invite you to explore all the programs in the College of Fine Arts and throughout Millikin University. If I can be of direct assistance, please feel free to call my office at 217-362-6499, or I answer email at Faculty and students are also willing to answer your questions. We can arrange for students studying in your area of interest to contact you so you can better understand the nature of your desired program. A visit can also be arranged. Especially exciting is the possibility of timing your visit to coincide with a performance or exhibit. Please contact my office for more information on upcoming events for all the fine arts areas. You can also go to for dates and times of most events.

Laura Ledford
Dean of the College of Fine Arts


Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL