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About Us

OSU's Professional and Continuing Education provides service and leadership to connect learners across Oregon and beyond with accessible educational opportunities.



Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University

Oregon State University's Professional and Continuing Education engages and inspires individuals, organizations and communities through a variety of professional and continuing education opportunities, as well as related services. 

We work with Oregon State instructors and departments to engage learners through world-class online and onsite professional development. Our team also collaborates with external partners (companies, agencies and non-profit organizations) to design and deploy state-of-the-art workforce training for their teams. 

For more details on our work and partnerships, check out our 2023 annual report

With our expertise and experience, we can help our partners develop, deploy and successfully market your educational experience. The Professional and Continuing Education brand reflects our organization's increasingly diverse capabilities and role as an innovation hub in these service areas.

Examples include:

  • Initiative-driven workforce projects (such as the Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy)
  • Grant/broader impact support (in partnership with OSU faculty)
  • Internal (OSU) projects (such as human resources critical training for all University employees)
  • Multimedia/marketing services (including website and marketing campaign management for internal partners)

Our Services

These capabilities extend our team’s technology-forward solutions beyond the classroom and into the workforce with services that include:


Our Values

Here at OSU we build on the idea that everybody deserves an extraordinary education that’s attainable and accessible. That’s why our core values are: Learner First, Accessible, Quality, and Workforce Development. We carry these core values in everything we do, from speaking with prospective learners to designing new courses.  

  • Learner First:  Learning geared towards adults with engaging and innovative course design.

  • Accessible:  Reduce barriers to education of affordability, availability, and a commitment to underserved populations.

  • Quality:  Partner with experts to provide the latest curriculum that meets or exceeds the industry standards

  • Workforce Development:  Increase the economic mobility of PACE learners by upskilling to meet workforce needs 

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Our Team

Use the form below to learn more by connecting with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you!


  • Patrick Kelley



  • Patrick Kelley

  • John Buzzard


  • Katie Hensley

  • John Buzzard



  • Karen Taylor



  • Greg Aronoff


  • Susan Yeager

  • Kaylyn Hymes

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Division of Extension and Engagement

Oregon State University Professional and Continuing Education delivers more than 100 professional online courses and certificate programs to students from both near and far. Serving over 90,000 people in the past two years, PACE focuses on empowering individual learners and organizations with flexible, innovative professional development experiences in a wide variety of subjects ranging from e-learning and technical writing to gardening and much more.

Our expert team collaborates with University faculty and industry experts to offer learning in a variety of formats, ranging from self-paced online options to intensive on-site boot camps and executive coaching. PACE offers a variety of credentialing options including certificates and continuing education units. Professional and Continuing Education is part of the Division of Extension and Engagement. 

The Division of Extension and Engagement supports Oregon State’s land-grant mission of learning, discovery and service by making its educational programs accessible wherever and whenever people need to learn.