Dean's Message

Dean Wayne Smutz


For almost 100 years, UCLA Extension has provided opportunities for people in Los Angeles and throughout the world to broaden their careers and enrich their knowledge.

As the new Dean of Extension, I look forward to adding to our proud tradition of providing outstanding continuing education courses and programs to our vibrant community, and introducing Extension to even more students and in a greater variety of ways. 

This position at UCLA Extension fulfills my commitment to:

  • seeking ways to enhance the student experience across multiple types of programs
  • reaching audiences/students that may need a second or third chance, or who may never have had a chance to access higher education
  • taking on challenging projects that demand creativity and innovation
  • experimenting with new pedagogical approaches to help us provide memorable, exciting, and relevant learning experiences

I invite you to browse our current wide range of courses. Or, find out how a certificate can bring you a new or better career.

Lifelong learning is our business. Welcome to UCLA Extension.

Wayne Smutz, PhD
UCLA Extension

Explore. Experience. Expand.