Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning!

For nearly 100 years, the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning at The University of Montana has built a strong reputation for providing continuing education opportunities throughout Montana and beyond. We provide unique learning environments based on The University's high-quality education programs, and we share the commitment to meet the changing needs of society through access to lifelong learning.

The School of Extended and Lifelong Learning is recognized for its dedication to excellence in programs and for its innovative approaches to provide access to education. We are known for leadership in making available Summer Semester, Wintersession, Extended Courses, Online Learning, Extended Degree Programs, conference management services, and a wide variety of non-credit offerings that respond to the educational needs of our students and our community.

Our promise is to build upon our considerable strengths and to respond to the changing needs of our students, as represented in The University of Montana's Strategic Plan. This document reflects the particular nature and unique characteristics that make The University so special, and the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning's mission is to actualize this plan for lifelong learners. By focusing on people, quality, customer service, community, and resources, we reaffirm the values and principles upon which The University is based.

We invite you to participate in the educational opportunities provided by the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning and encourage you to contact us with suggestions or ideas about how we can continue to better serve our constituents by providing significant outreach programs to Montanans and beyond.

The University of Montana is an equal opportunity education provider. For questions, concerns, or requests for reasonable accomodations, contact Roger Maclean, Dean, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning: 406-243-2983;

Dean Roger MacleanRoger Maclean, D. Ed.
Dean, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning