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Continuing Education


Vision: The Office of Continuing Education will be respected nationally and internationally for excellence in the development and delivery of innovative educational opportunities.

Mission: The Office of Continuing Education's mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities in support of the university mission. Continuing Education staff collaborates with academic departments to develop programs that meet society's existing and emerging educational needs.


  1. Provide high quality, integrated and innovative academic and professional development programs that serve the Ellensburg campus, the university centers, and local, regional, national and international communities.
  2. Develop a diversified funding base to support credit and non-credit programs and maintain viable self-support status.
  3. Build and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships between the university and industry partners, professional and community organizations, government agencies, local and educational institutions.
  4. Strengthen the University's position as a leader in the field of education.
  5. Provide outstanding customer service.
  6. Create and sustain a productive, civil, and pleasant workplace.
  7. Develop prominent programs that receive regional, national and international recognition.
  8. Identify and initiate programs that help strengthen local and regional economies


Melanie Palm
Director of Operations


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   Franklin Pangrazi
   Program Manager


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Darlene Sirrine
   Program Support Supervisor

Katie Kuntz
   Program Assistant

Stephanie Hinchliff
Program Assistant


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Jonna Davis  
Fiscal Specialist


   Emily Heike
   Student Office Staff


Tyler Buchanan
Student Office Staff