UNM Continuing Education History & Mission
Founded in 1889, the main campus of the University of New Mexico now occupies 600 acres along Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a city of more than 700,000 people. UNM has over 30,000 students with major schools of engineering, business, medicine and law.
In partnership with the University, the Division of Continuing Education has served as the center for lifelong learning by providing innovative educational training and personal enrichment opportunities for students, businesses and community partners in New Mexico. For more than 80 years, Continuing Education has played a major role in community service and outreach for UNM, with a focus on economic and workforce development. It is administered by a Dean who reports directly to the Provost, the Chief Academic Affairs Officer of the University.
Mission Statement & Vision
The Mission of the UNM Division of Continuing Education is to lead and collaborate with the community and within the University to develop concepts, strategies, and delivery systems
which generate relevant lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse, evolving society.
The Vision of the UNM Division of Continuing Education is to enrich the personal and professional lives of people through quality, creative and innovative learning experiences.