What Current UPCEA Members Are Saying
"I continue to find the collaborative spaces in UPCEA extremely rewarding and hope to keep locating new ways to leverage my skills and grow in the organization."
Matt DiPirro, Associate Dean, Liberal Arts
Southern New Hampshire University
"The UPCEA membership, without question, has been the best return on investment for our institution."
Pamela Wimbush, Associate Dean
California State University, Sacramento
"I have not been part of another organization that can so quickly and easily
connect you with seasoned professionals and growth opportunities."
Kristin Hrynczuk, Instructional Technology Specialist
Western Michigan University
"The esprit de corps exhibited by UPCEA staff and members is second to none."
J. Kim McNutt, Dean-College of Extended & International Education
California State University, Dominguez Hills
"UPCEA is the one place where I know I have a network of colleagues who are...willing to share their expertise and experience."
Christina Trombley, Ph.D., Executive Director of Drake Online and Continuing Education
"It's wonderful to be back in the UPCEA community. My colleagues in the UW system and I are unanimously and enthusiastically supportive of the strengths of UPCEA!"
Matthew E. Vick, Dean, School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
“UPCEA was my lifeline during the past two years. If I had an issue, I had no problem reaching out directly to a staff member and saying, here's my biggest rock - how can you help me navigate this?”
Barbara Kopp Miller, Ph.D., Dean and Professor
University of Toledo
"All community colleges and universities would benefit from the expertise in online learning that UPCEA staff and members possess."
Barbara Kopp Miller, Ph.D., Dean and Professor
University of Toledo
“Our team is discovering what a great resource the UPCEA network is, and everyone is becoming a fan! We look forward to our collaboration in the years ahead."
Charles Iacovou, Dean of the School of Professional Studies
Wake Forest University
"The UPCEA membership benefits that have been invaluable to me are the professional development resources, the benchmarking resources and the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence."
Dr. Tonya Amankwatia, Assistant Vice Provost of Distance Education & Extended Learning
North Carolina A&T State University
"Having these resources and sharing best practices helped us navigate through what will forever be considered the new normal."
Mili Maldonado Agusty, Executive Director
Sagrado Global School of Professional Studies, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico
What UPCEA Partners are saying
"UPCEA’s history and focus on quality standards, best practices, and leadership in online learning have never been more important..."
Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer
"UPCEA has provided us with a magnitude of engagement opportunities to bring our unique insights to their members."
Patrick Landis, Director North America Marketing
"UPCEA does a great job of creating the environment for meaningful interaction."
Bob Hieronymus - Vice President, Partnerships
Members love their discussion platform, CORe!
"I begin the morning by reading the discussions in CORe. They keep me grounded in the important issues facing our members across the continent and beyond. CORe is where the action is for leaders in our field to keep in touch with topics and each other!"
Ray Schroeder, UPCEA Senior Fellow
UIS Professor Emeritus
"I’ve used the CORe platform numerous times to benchmark for program and operations strategy..."
Beth Romanski, Director of Professional and Continuing Education
Maryland University of lntegrative Health
"Having access to the wealth of knowledge and experience UPCEA members hold is immeasurable."
Kirsten M. Zoller Director, Professional Education and Outreach
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus
"The CORe community helped me solve complex problems, identify new directions, and gain perspective on my work."
Evan M. Silberman Sr., Director of Online Learning
NYU’s Stern School of Business
"This resource is an excellent way to get help, offer help to others, and network on a regular basis."
Angela Velez-Solic Director, Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation
"I am SO IMPRESSED with the responses that I have received from this post! Thank you to everyone who has reached out - both directly through this post and via email. Some of the insight that we have gained through those conversations and connections has been critical for our success on this project."
Crystal Babowal, Assistant Director of Business and Leadership
UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education
UPCEA Professional Development - learn from the experts!
"I would recommend this course to my fellow directors/deans for their teams." (Program Planning course)
John Freeze, Director, Center for Professional Education
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
"It was very valuable to dedicate the time and space to think about my leadership style and strengths and how they relate to those I work with and manage and the institutional context." (PCO Leader Certificate)
Billie Gastic Rosado, Associate Dean
NYU School of Professional Studies
"The networking and close relationships I’ve been able to establish with both the instructors and with like-minded colleagues across the continent have been most impactful." (PCO Pro Certificate)
Saira Cooper, Director of Digital Learning, IT, & Operations
Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University
"I thoroughly enjoyed all the courses in the certificate program. The instructors are simply fantastic and I am growing my network in this PCO area. " (PCO Pro Certificate)
Heather McCullough, Associate Director of Faculty Development
UNC Charlotte, School of Professional Studies
"Completing the PCO Professional Certificate has been instrumental in my work as both an instructor and advisor. I especially enjoyed the course on Forecasting, Budgeting, Markets, and Marketing as it has assisted our programs in identifying current trends with our student population and being able to plan our course offerings better. "
Fiyyaz Karim, Psy.D., ADDC/IBH Faculty
University of Minnesota - College of Continuing and Professional Studies
"Learning from and collaborating with my peers were highlights of the PCO Leadership program. The facilitators were knowledgeable and the courses and topics relevant, timely and well planned. I recommend this series to new and seasoned PCO leaders." (PCO Leader Certificate)
Mary Ettling, Director of Online Services & Educational Outreach
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
"I learned a lot about the way that other institutions operate and that no two PCO units look alike" (PCO Pro Certificate)