After a thorough and collaborative process with internal and external stakeholders, the College of Extended and International Education is now the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE).
Dean J. Kim McNutt officially presented the recommended name change to President Thomas A. Parham’s cabinet on August 8, 2022, where it was unanimously approved.
The name change was prompted by the wider university’s strategic focus on cultivating lifelong learning to support students’ personal and professional development, as well as the transition of all university international education programs under the Division of Academic Affairs.
“The College of Continuing and Professional Education title is durable and sustainable for the long term,” McNutt says. “It is also consistent with the college’s mission of upskilling and reskilling of the South Bay workforce through relevant, timely, and affordable education and training programs.
“The staff, faculty, and leadership of CCPE are excited to embark on the next phase of the college and build on our legacy at CSUDH.”
Work has begun to inventory and convert all websites and social media, physical signage, marketing materials, forms, et cetera, to reflect the new name.
Since its establishment as a college in 2004, CCPE has delivered educational growth and career development for the South Bay region. CCPE now serves 12,000 students annually through its dynamic range of online and in-person programs, including certificate, credential, and individual courses, as well as customized programs for organizations through the Center for Training and Development. CCPE is the entrepreneurial arm of CSUDH, as it is a self-supported college which does not receive any state funding. Learn more about CCPE here.