The College of Arts and Humanities was conceived with the altruistic vision to fill and meet the need of students desiring to take courses in Arts, Sciences, Technology and Business. Except for the College of Education, it is the vortex of all colleges at Palawan State University.

In 1981, the CASTB or College of Arts, Sciences and Technology and Business was created to provide opportunities to young Palaweños who have inclinations to pursue courses other than teacher-education realize their dreams. During the year, board resoulutions were passed to authorize the then Palawan Teachers' College to offer BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Architecture and other ladderized professional programs and one-year diploma in Automotive Mechanic and Master Electrician. Prof. Bienvenido G. Ganapin served as the first Dean.

In 1983, the College of Business Administration was established. The CASTB became CAST or College of Arts, Sciences and Technology with Dr. Elizabeth Magay as the Dean. During the school year, AB Education curriculum was revised to become pure Bachelor of Arts. The offering of BS Biology and BS Mathematics was also crystallized.

In 1984, VP Paterno M. Bruselas was named Acting Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Technology. Liberal education and technology courses continued to be offered in the same college. With the conversion of Palawan Teachers' College to Palawan State College in the same year, the College of Arts and Sciences was established.

In June 1985, College President Walfrido R. Ponce de Leon appointed two Deans to head two separate colleges: Prof. Erlinda D. San Juan for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and Engineer Eduardo A. Gadiano for the College of Engineering and Technology (CET)This signaled the birth of two independent colleges. For a decade, the College of Arts and Sciences was a service college with seven departments namely: English and Comparative Literature, Filipino, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Midwifery, and Physical Education.

In 1995, CAS was split as College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) and College of Sciences(CS) to give way to the curricular expansion. As envisioned, the College of Arts and Humanities focused more on the arts, humanities, tourism and allied courses. Prof. Evangelista P. Jagmis became the first Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities while Dr. Elizabeth Magay headed the College of Sciences then.

DEANS OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS

Prof. Bienvenido G. Ganapin
-Acting Dean of Undergraduate Studies Office
Order No.7 s.1980 (1981 as CASTB)
-Director of Arts and Science
through Admin. Order dated June 11, 1982

Dr. Elezabeth J. Magay
Dean, as CAST, 1983

VP Paterno M. Bruselas
Acting Dean, CAST, 1984

Dr. Erlinda D. San Juan
Dean, as CAS, 1985

Prof. Lourdes A. Magay
Dean, CAS, 1991-1993

Prof. Aurora B. Padrones
Dean, CAS, 1993-1995

Prof. Minerva Nieto
OIC Dean, CAS, July 27, 1995

Prof. Evangelista P. Jagmis
Dean, CAH, Vice Prof Padrones who went on 1-year leave
August 17, 1995

Prof. Aurora B. Padrones
Dean, CAH, 1996-1999

Dr. Daisy Grace C. Antonio
Dean, CAH, 1999 (one month)

Prof. Julieta P. Wy
Dean, CAH, 1999-2001

Dr. Erlinda D. San Juan
Dean, CAH, 2001-2011

DR. GABILYN G. ORILLA
Dean, CAH 2011 to Present