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Who We Are

We are focused on the mission of creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy.

We develop, collaborate and execute responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect our deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility. 

The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement provides credit and non-credit offerings that have great impact on communities throughout Wisconsin. Approximately 93,585 internal and external stakeholders of all ages participated in our services, events, courses and programs throughout FY 2018-2019.


Continuing Professional Education

Collaborating with business leaders and organizations on workforce development to unlock employee potential. Specializing in maintaining and advancing the careers of health and human services professionals with Wisconsin state licensure training and creating certificate programs for desirable workplace proficiency.

Wisconsin Caregiver Academy

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Making available innovative training options for caregivers and providers of assisted living facilities, delivering state-approved Train-the-Trainer sessions. 

Government Affairs

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Serving statewide municipalities by providing local government education including Presidential Election Academy and the largest Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute in the region. 

Lifelong Learning Institute

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Enjoy learning just for the fun of it. No grades. No tests. No papers. Take up to 30 classes a semester. Hundreds of classes offered. From the Art of Calligraphy to Mystics of the Middle Ages.

K-12 Student Opportunities

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Committed to learning and enrichment for the K-12 student audience with initiatives that create equitable pathways to postsecondary education, including College Credit in High School, Early College Credit and Dual Enrollment Access Academy


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Students in grades 5-12 can explore their passions while experiencing campus by attending camps focused on art, music, health, STEM, LGBTQ+ Pride and more.

Jason Mathwig
, Director of Community Outreach, appears on NBC 26 News discussing how UW-Green Bay is re-imagining summer with a lineup of new and interactive virtual camps and other opportunities. Watch



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Award-Winning Training Registry

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) partners with the university to credential assisted living instructors and employees. The Community-Based Care and Treatment Training Registry helps Wisconsin put confidence and compassion into caring for state residents. 

Meagan Strehlow
, Director of K-12 Relations, appears on Local 5 Live to highlight K-12 programs, designed to close the achievement gap and jumpstart students' postsecondary education. Watch

Expanding our Services

Actively expanding our services in Northeast Wisconsin and beyond by developing targeted offerings at all campus locations, including our signature programs and other growth and need-based solutions.

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Green Bay Campus
General Info
Email: CECE@uwgb.edu
Phone: 920-465-2102
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Manitowoc Campus

Melissa Schleicher, Program Specialist 
Email: schleicm@uwgb.edu
Phone: 920-663-7337

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Marinette Campus

Linda Hornick, Program Specialist
Email: hornickl@uwgb.edu
Phone: 715-504-3351

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Sheboygan Campus

Melissa Schleicher, Program Specialist 
Email: schleicm@uwgb.edu
Phone: 920-663-7337

Division Info

If you have any questions, concerns or ideas for Continuing Education and Community Engagement please contact:

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Joy Ruzek​

Assistant Vice Chancellor