Our Vision, Mission & Values


We will engage the power of education to transform lives, businesses, and communities worldwide.


We create extraordinary learning experiences for adults of all ages.


  • Integrity
    We act in accordance with the highest moral and ethical standards personally, professionally, and academically. We commit ourselves to honesty, sincerity, accountability, and truth, and continuously strive to earn the trust placed in us by students and colleagues.
  • Creativity
    We discover and develop new ideas, programs, and processes that are both innovative and imaginative. We create unique formats for lifelong learning that meet the evolving needs of our students.
  • Collaboration
    We build close, cooperative working relationships within and among individual departments, with our campus partners, and with the local and global communities we serve.
  • Service
    We help students, instructors, and staff define and attain their personal, professional, and academic goals. We provide exceptional access and support for those we serve as well as for one another.
  • Excellence
    We demonstrate a high degree of proficiency, knowledge, commitment, and expertise in all that we do.
  • Community
    We create and nurture a close-knit organizational culture – within Extension itself, and between Extension and the rest of UCLA – that is diverse, inclusive, welcoming, connected to the communities we serve, and marked by both a sense of purpose and a sense of joy.
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