Chapman VP Honored By Two Groups

Jamie Ceman, Chapman University’s vice president of strategic marketing and communications, is the recipient of two industry honors. They are: Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Awards finalist...

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Chapman Welcomes Class of 2026, Including Highest-Ever Rate of First-Generation Students

Fall semester has arrived, and with it comes the Class of 2026, marking new milestones for diversity and access at Chapman.  More than 22% of Chapman’s newest cohort are first-generation students – the...

Chapman CIO Named Tech Award Finalist

Chapman University Chief Information Officer Helen Norris is a finalist for 2022 SoCal CIO of the Year ORBIE Award, which celebrates technology leaders in Southern California. Norris is one of two female...

COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Clinic set for Aug. 31 in Orange

Campus Community — We’re looking forward to seeing you on campus soon for the start of the fall semester and trimester. Last week we welcomed our Fowler School of Law students, and as we prepare to begin our...

New VP of Research

Martina Nieswandt Named Vice President of Research

Following a national search, Martina Nieswandt, Ph.D., has been named vice president for research of Chapman University, effective Oct. 1, 2022.    “As Chapman continues its rise as a nationally ranked R2...

Driving Forward.
Shaping Our Future.

Our strength is our commitment to progress. We are true to our mission of personalized education, no matter the challenges. This is where teaching and research intersect. Where students can be deeply involved. Where global citizens prepare to take their place as the leaders of
tomorrow and make a difference.


A History of Forward Momentum.

Breaking ground and building up are in Chapman’s DNA.


Strategic Legacy

Progress is at the heart of Chapman’s 160 year journey. Our strategic vision propels that progress.

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“We continue on a trajectory and transformation unlike any other in the country. Chapman leaders are committed to being more than the knowledge we discover and impart, but to creating a place that inspires the next generation of leaders.”

– Daniele C. Struppa

Changing Our Student Profile

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Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reghhen Stewart discusses Chapman’s strengths and areas for growth.

Contemporary DEI efforts span the enterprise, touching upon everything: faculty advancement, supply chain, public safety, community engagement, research, information technology, marketing and communications, senior leadership development, intercollegiate athletics and human resources, just to name a few. This is the goal for the DEI ecosystem at Chapman.

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Slightly more than half of the admitted students of the Class of 2025 identify as African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander or of multiple ethnicities.


Fowler School of Law set the record for its most diverse class with underrepresented populations comprising 52% of the class, including the highest percentage of first-generation college students at 36%.


Increased Hispanic/Latino and Black enrollment 30.4% over four years.


Appointed our first Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


Expanding Our Research Agenda

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What Are the Signs of a University on the Rise?

Multiple research metrics help Chapman chart its upward trajectory, but the focus remains on the people driving global impact.

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1,250+ faculty publications from 2015-2019


16 Chapman professors rank among top 2% for the volume and impact of their research

Expanding Our Campus Footprint

panther pawHistoric Perspective Combines With Artful Vision as Chapman Reimagines Campus

Creative energy inspires new collaborative spaces in historic buildings.

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Hilbert Museum of California Art expansion will nearly triple the museum’s exhibition space.

Building projects are underway to create an academic arts corridor connecting student experiences to California industries such as film, digital media, fine art and dance.

33,000 Square Feet

The adaptive reuse of the historic packinghouse will provide nearly 33,000 square feet for dance teaching studios

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