Meet The Leadership

Dr. Gary W. Matkin, Dean, Division of Continuing Education and Vice Provost, Division of Career Pathways

UCI Division of Continuing Education Dean Gary W. Matkin

March 2000 – Present

As Dean, Continuing Education, Matkin directs the activities of the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) that, with a self-supporting annual budget of $40 million, offers over 3,100 continuing education courses per year, serving approximately 40,000 students. In addition, the DCE delivers special programs for UCI matriculated students, serves approximately 3,000 international students annually, and offers programs to members of its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

In October 2017, Matkin was appointed Vice Provost of the Division of Career Pathways (DCP). As Vice Provost, Matkin is responsible for coordinating career services across the UCI campus, including the direct supervision of the DCP. DCP services are available to over 35,000 UCI undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to alumni and local employers. The DCP interacts with hundreds of employers to match student and employer needs. The DCP helps students identify and prepare for meaningful careers, become workplace ready, and secure their first jobs.

Matkin also directs UCI’s contribution to the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement. UCI’s open initiatives include over 85 massive open online courses (MOOCS), delivered by Coursera. UCI’s MOOCs have served over 1.6 million active learners. In addition, UCI’s open YouTube channel receives 225,000 visitors per month, with over 4 million minutes watched. UCI Open, the University’s open education website, receives approximately 36,000 visitors per month.

Matkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, an MBA and Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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