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Phone: 956-665-2071

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About Us

UTPA’s Office of Continuing Education (OCE) extends the education resources of the university to best meet the learning needs of the Rio Grande Valley. A component of the Division of Academic Affairs, the Office of Continuing Education provides individuals the opportunity to enroll in courses for professional development, continuing education, test preparation, certificate programs and personal enrichment. Admission to the university is not a requirement since the courses non-credit and are primarily used for professional improvement and certification purposes.


Our mission is to facilitate life-long learning by extending the academic resources of the University through high-quality, non-credit education services designed to enhance professional development and personal enrichment of the diverse population locally, nationally, and internationally.


Through its commitment to diversity, integrity, and high-quality education services; the OCE will:

  • Promote high standard of excellence in instruction
  • Serve the professional development and continuing education needs of the diverse populations in the region
  • Be recognized as the institution of choice for innovative continuing education programs in the region

Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 956-665-2071 for more information.



Jayshree Bhat, MS, MBA



Javier Zamora, CPM

Administrative Manager



Angel Anguiano

Office Assistant III



Vinay Kolichelimi

Graduate Assistant / Web Master


Alireza Naghdian, MBA 

Graduate Assistant


Juan Gutierrez, MBA 

Research Assistant


Corren Garza

Office Aide


Lucio Lopez

Office Aide

Marketing Interns


Elva Ramirez


Veronica Rodriguez


Kara Lara

Physical Location

UTPA McAllen Teaching Site
1800 S. Main, Suite 1100
McAllen, TX 78503