University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

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Extended University

Extended University (EU) is UTEP's gateway to students and communities near and far.  Extended University serves as the hub for non-traditional academic programs, professional training and education, and community enrichment.

Through UTEP Connect, EU works with the university's academic colleges to coordinate and manage UTEP's rapidly growing portfolio of fully online degree and certificate programs as well as online and hybrid course development through the Center for Instructional Design (CID). EU also houses UTEP's Office of Professional and Pubic Programs (P3), which provides everything from customized training for businesses, government, and non-profits to personal enrichment courses ranging from archery to yoga and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which provides non-credit bearing learning opportunities to adults aged 50 and older.

Extended University's mission is to expand UTEP's reach beyond its beautiful desert campus to the Paso Del Norte region and the world beyond.  We see opportunities to educate adult learners and military personnel, train corporate and government leaders, and enrich the lives of children and older adults through our broad array of credit and continuing education courses and programs.  We strive to live up to our name--Extended University--by increasing access to UTEP's outstanding educational opportunities for all who seek them out.


Dr. Beth Brunk-Chavez, Ph.D.

Extended University

Kelly Hall, Room 115 
Phone: 915.747.5993
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