Dean: Jeet Joshee
Associate Dean: Eric Bullard
Senior Director, Finance/Business Services: Michael R. Jones
Senior Director, Technology and Development: Mat Kaplan
Director, Advanced Media Production: Dave Kelly
Director, Academic Programs: Leticia Rodriguez
Senior Director, Center for International Education: Nathan Jensen
Director, American Language Institute: Lynne Richmond
Executive Director, Center for International Trade and Transportation: Marianne Venieris
Director, Marketing and Communications: Rick Schank
College Office: 6300 State University Drive, Ste. 104, Long Beach, CA 90815
Customer Service Center: 800-963-2250
The College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) is one of the eight academic colleges and the self-support community outreach division of the university. The college provides additional access to CSULB's exceptional academic programs and educational resources by offering over 550 credit and professional development (non-credit) programs every semester. The programs, which include graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates, are designed to meet the personal and professional development needs of more than 20,000 individuals each year. Its capabilities extend internationally.
The College of Continuing and Professional Education is different from CSULB's other academic colleges because it is interdisciplinary, and not limited to one specific subject area, such as arts or science. CCPE's unique position as both an academic college and a community outreach entity means that partnerships and collaboration - with the university, businesses, organizations, and community leadership - are an integral part of its operation. CCPE fosters collaborative academic initiatives with both credit and professional development (non-credit) programs.
CCPE programs do not receive state funding and are supported entirely by student fees.
With a new mission to "help individuals and organizations reach their highest potential" we are committed to become the premier choice for continuing higher education both locally and globally.
The College of Continuing Professional Education programs are major vehicles by which the university fulfills its responsibility to meet the lifelong personal and professional development learning needs of citizens, industries, and institutions within the region and beyond. Through its degree and certificate programs, credit and non-credit classes, seminars and special programs, distance delivered instruction, and customized on-site-training, CCPE brings the resources of CSULB to individuals and groups at times, locations, and in formats convenient to their diverse lifestyle.
At CCPE we value providing access and opportunity, innovation, pursuit of excellence, integrity, quality customer service, collaboration, and diversity. Our strategic priorities for the next few years are as follows:
Through its work, CCPE advances the mission of Extended Education in the CSU system outlined by its Commission on the Extended University: