History of the Center for Professional and Continuing Education (1999)
The Center for Professional and Continuing Education was established in July of 1999 to extend the learning opportunities of the campus community and region beyond the traditional, residential environment.
The Center incorporates several existing programs, including the University College (re-entry degree program, originally founded 1979), Lifelong Learning (extension program), and Summer Sessions.
The Center provides an administrative structure to foster cooperation and collaboration among Pacific’s three campuses and the region in serving the workforce needs of a populace facing a knowledge-based economy in the 21st century.
Within the Center for Professional and Continuing Education, there are three programs: Academic Credit programs, Conferences and Community Relations, and the Institute for Professional Development.