About UPCEA

UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. Founded in 1915, the association serves its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications. Based in Washington, D.C., UPCEA also builds greater awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues.

UPCEA advances leadership in professional, continuing, and online education by:

ENHANCING QUALITY & STANDARDS

Enhancing the ability of higher education institutions to provide high quality professional, continuing, and online education programs by promoting standards of good practice in higher education.

FURTHERING AWARENESS

Furthering public awareness about the role of professional, continuing, and online education in the public policy arena. UPCEA is proud to be a founding member of the Today's Students Coalition.

DATA COLLECTION

Collecting data on administrative practices, such as management, marketing, and program development.

SHARING SCHOLARSHIP & NEWS

Sharing scholarship through its professional publication, Unbound, and sharing news about colleagues and program trends through its weekly e-newsletter, the UPCEA Briefing; and studies, consulting, and benchmarking provided by the Center for Research and Strategy as well as work completed through the National Council for Online Education.

PROMOTING EXCELLENCE

Promoting excellence through an awards program that recognizes outstanding continuing higher education leadership, educational programs, student services, college and university administrators and faculty, marketing departments' creative work, and professional, continuing and online education students.

PARTNERS

Partnering with industry leaders that have demonstrated their support for professional, continuing, and online higher education and the mission of UPCEA.

UPCEA is an inclusive organization supporting and welcoming individual and institutional diversity. We strive for diversity in membership and leadership, including representation from all types of institutions and individuals from all races, genders, and backgrounds.

Board of Directors

The UPCEA Board of Directors directs the affairs of the Association, determines its policies, and advances its goals, except as otherwise provided in the Association's Bylaws. The Board meets three times each year in January, April, and June.

2022-2023 Board of Directors
Lisa Templeton

Lisa Templeton

BOARD PRESIDENT

Oregon State University
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David Dave Cillay

Dave Cillay

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Washington State University
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Nancy Coleman

Nancy Coleman

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Harvard University
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Kim Siegenthaler

Kim Siegenthaler

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Georgia State University
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Bob Hansen

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Tonya Amankwatia

Tonya Amankwatia

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

North Carolina A&T State University
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Mark Bernhard

Mark Bernhard

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

North Carolina State University
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John Caron

John Caron

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Excelsior College
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Andrea Carroll-Glover

Andrea Carroll-Glover

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
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Stacy Chiaramonte

Stacy Chiaramonte

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Yakut Gazi

Yakut Gazi

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Georgia Institute of Technology
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Roxanne Gonzales

Roxanne Gonzales

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

New Mexico Highlands University
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George Irvine

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

University of Delaware
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Shino John

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Rutgers University
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Justin Louder

Justin Louder

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Texas Tech University
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Breeda McGrath

Breeda McGrath

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Tatum Thomas

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

DePaul University
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Carola Weil

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

McGill University
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Pamela Wimbush

Pamela Wimbush

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

California State University, Sacramento
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Asim Ali

Asim Ali

NETWORK SENATE CHAIR

Auburn University
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Karen Bull

Karen Bull

REGIONAL CABINET CHAIR

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
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Tomea Knight

Tomea Knight

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS COMMITTEE CHAIR

University of Pennsylvania
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Our Team

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Robert Hansen

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

202-659-3130
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Jordan DiMaggio

Jordan DiMaggio

VICE PRESIDENT, POLICY AND DIGITAL STRATEGY

202-400-2689
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Bruce Etter

Bruce Etter

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & CONSULTING

814-933-9237
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Joe Fedak

Joe Fedak

DIRECTOR, EVENTS & ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

202-400-2684
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Patrick Flanigan

Patrick Flanigan

PROGRAM MANAGER

202-916-8257
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Jim Fong

Jim Fong

CHIEF RESEARCH OFFICER & DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGY
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India Gaskins

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND FINANCE

202-400-2564
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Jay A. Halfond

FACULTY DIRECTOR, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
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Opal Hawkins

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

202.400.2701
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Amy Heitzman

Amy Heitzman

DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER

202-400-2683
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Kathleen Ives

Kathleen Ives

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENGAGEMENT

978-609-0651
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Dave Jarrat

Dave Jarrat

SENIOR FELLOW
Brandan Kaiser

Brandan Kaiser

DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

202-844-4242
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Molly Nelson

Molly K. Nelson

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS

202-400-2676
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Jacqueline Romero

Jacqueline Romero

PROGRAM MANAGER

202-400-2568
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Ray Schroeder

SENIOR FELLOW

202-659-3130
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Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons

DIRECTOR, MARKETING
Julie Uranis

Julie Uranis

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ONLINE AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

202-400-2567
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Kimberly Zaski

Kimberly Zaski

CHIEF MEMBERSHIP OFFICER & VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

202-400-2569
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Bylaws

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association's Bylaws set out the purposes and general organizational structure for the Association.

Approved October 16, 2020

UPCEA Statements
In most cases, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) does not make statements on social issues, events, or activities occurring outside higher education. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the association’s mission and the values articulated in the association’s diversity, equity, and inclusion vision statement.

Contact UPCEA

Questions about UPCEA? Feel free to contact us at [email protected], 202-659-3130 during business hours or reach out to specific members of our team.

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Get Involved with UPCEA

Professional development isn't just about attending sessions. Get involved with UPCEA to meet members from other institutions, share the great work your institution is doing, and hone your own skills. From submitting a session proposal for a conference or an article for a publication to serving as a volunteer on a conference planning committee, there are as many ways to engage with us!

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Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members' outstanding contributions to the Association and the field, as well as their achievements in innovative programming, marketing and promotion, community development and services, research and publications, and many other areas.