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.

2021-2022 Board of Directors
Nancy Coleman

Nancy Coleman

BOARD PRESIDENT

Harvard University
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Lisa Templeton

Lisa Templeton

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Oregon State University
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Rovy Branon

IMMEDIATE PAST BOARD PRESIDENT

University of Washington
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Dave Cillay

Dave Cillay

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Washington State University
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Bob Hansen

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Asim Ali

Asim Ali

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Auburn University
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Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Rice 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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Michael Frasciello

Michael Frasciello

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Syracuse University
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Roxanne Gonzales

Roxanne Gonzales

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

New Mexico Highlands University
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Michael Huffman

Michael Huffman

REGIONAL CABINET CHAIR

Virginia Commonwealth University
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Monique LaRocque

Monique LaRocque

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

University of Maine
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Justin Louder

Justin Louder

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Texas Tech University
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Patricia Malone

Patricia Malone

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Stony Brook University
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Jason Ruckert

Jason Ruckert

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
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Kim Siegenthaler

Kim Siegenthaler

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Georgia State University
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Sheila Thomas

Sheila Thomas

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

California State University, Office of the Chancellor
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Pamela Wimbush

Pamela Wimbush

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

California State University, Sacramento
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Sarah Dysart

NETWORK SENATE CHAIR

University of Michigan
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Karen Bull

Karen Bull

REGIONAL CABINET CHAIR

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
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Christina Sax

Chris Sax

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Maryland University of Integrative Health
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Our Team

Robert Hansen

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

202-659-3130
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Jessie L. Daniels

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

202-400-2701
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Jordan DiMaggio

DIRECTOR, POLICY AND DIGITAL STRATEGY

202-400-2689
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Bruce Etter

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

814-933-9237
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Joe Fedak

DIRECTOR, EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING

202-400-2684
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Patrick Flanigan

PROGRAM MANAGER

202-916-8257
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Jim Fong

CHIEF RESEARCH OFFICER & DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGY

814-308-8424
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India Gaskins

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND FINANCE

202-400-2564
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Amy Heitzman

DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER

202-400-2683
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Jay A. Halfond

FACULTY DIRECTOR, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Kathleen Ives

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE CEO

978-609-0651
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Dave Jarrat

SENIOR FELLOW

Brandan Kaiser

DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

202-844-4242
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Molly K. Nelson

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

202-400-2676
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Jacqueline Romero

PROGRAM MANAGER

202-400-2568
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Ray Schroeder

SENIOR FELLOW

202-659-3130
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Jean Simmons

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP MARKETING

Julie Uranis

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ONLINE AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

202-400-2567
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Kimberly Zaski

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP AND STRATEGIC 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

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.