Empower // Reinvent // Succeed


Dean’s Greeting



I’ll be the first to admit it – the name of our college can be a bit of a mouthful. We offer a plethora of opportunities and services. If you think about it, our name might not be long enough!

But, what does our name really mean?

Here’s a quick guide:

  • In 2010, we received the official designation of college – one of 13 that comprise this university
  • We offer continuing education programs for personal development or professional advancement
  • Our goal is to increase your knowledge and empower you through education

The College of Continuing and Professional Education – or CCPE – continues to serve a vast audience and a variety of needs. We are not only interested in where you come from but also incredibly invested in where you want to land.

Take Shanise Hall, our featured student in our October-December 2018 Course Catalog, for example. She served in the Air Force for a number of years and was promoted to Staff Sergeant. Hall took on a variety of roles in management, fitness and personnel. She completed her service and earned an accounting degree.

CCPE became part of her journey when she enrolled in our Bookkeeper Professional Certificate program. She continues to thrive professionally and is determined to leave an incredible footprint in her community. Read more of Shanise’s story here.

What can CCPE do for you? If you are seeking career fulfillment, log on to one of our many free webinars to explore our different certificate programs. If you are seeking a creative outlet, our Personal programs will likely suit your needs. Are you 50+ and looking to refresh some skills, meet new people, travel and/or explore history and literature? Our OLLI program has this and then some. Looking for a space to host a conference? We’ve got a full team to carry this out for you.

I could write a book about everything our college has to offer, but our Course Catalog can definitely suffice. Thank you for reading, and I wish you the best in your journey with CCPE.

Timothy Blumentritt, Interim Dean
College of Continuing and Professional Education

Dean Tim Blumentritt