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UCI Extension Announces Name Change to UCI Division of Continuing Education to Emphasize Lifelong Learning

IRVINE, CA — (Marketwired) — 07/05/16 — the continuing education unit of UCI, announces that the institution will change its name to the UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE). The name change emphasizes the high importance UCI places on the lifelong learning of its graduates and community members. Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D. has served as Dean of University Extension since 2001 and will continue on as dean of UCI DCE.

“UCI now, more than ever, is recognizing the importance of the –60 year curriculum– — lifelong learning for everyone,” said Dean Matkin. “We, at the Division of Continuing Education, look forward to expanding our services for the benefit of all learners as well as supporting campus-wide projects and departments and schools that have continuing education needs.”

The UCI DCE will apply its extensive marketing capabilities to successfully recruit students to new degree and certificate programs. It will utilize the University–s open education initiatives to serve current students and promote UCI as a major international institution. With the Division–s flexibility, the DCE will serve as an experimental organization for new instructional technology and practices and continue to help students locally and from abroad find and develop meaningful academic endeavors and professional careers.

Serving the Orange County community and beyond since 1962, UCI Division of Continuing Education offers learning opportunities to more than 30,000 enrollments from students worldwide each year. The Division offers hundreds of exciting courses and programs to local, regional and global constituencies online and on-campus. Academic programs include professional certificate and specialized studies programs, and free, open educational resources through the UCI Open Education initiative.

For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit .

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education provides open enrollment learning opportunities, serving adult students online, at the UCI campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, the UCI Division of Continuing Education has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through certificate and specialized studies programs () and free, open educational resources (). Connect with UCI Division of Continuing Education on the institution–s .

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world–s safest and most economically vibrant communities, it–s Orange County–s second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.

Vivian Slater
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