PHOTO: The new CPIE Building on campus at CSULB

Upon recommendation from the Academic Senate of the California State University, Long Beach Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Brian Jersky approved a name change for the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The college’s new name, the College of Professional and International Education (CPIE), more accurately reflects what the college does, as well as the students and communities it serves.

CPIE Associate Vice President and Dean Jeet Joshee believes that this new name will help students and external partners better understand what the college has to offer, and how it can help them with the vast educational resources of CSULB. 

“Our new name truly reflects who we are and what we do – many of our programs serve the professionals in the workforce and we are the central unit to promote internationalization at the university.  Our new name is driven by our mission and vision,” says Dean Joshee.

For more than 46 years, CSULB has relied on this important academic unit to provide additional access to the university and its educational resources. CPIE continues to live up to its mission of helping individuals and organizations transform their lives through education. Since being established in 1971, CPIE has continued to extend the university’s reach by identifying and addressing the educational and professional needs that are relevant to local and global communities.

In partnership with CSULB’s other colleges and academic departments, CPIE currently offers a variety of innovative programs and services. In addition to 12 master’s degrees and two undergraduate degrees, the college also offers university credit courses to a large number of students through its Winter and Summer Sessions, and Open University program; as well as many non-credit professional development certificate programs. Each year, CPIE’s division of International Education and Global Engagement brings thousands of international students from around the world to CSULB for English language instruction, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and short-term study abroad programs.

For information regarding the programs and services offered through CPIE, visit our web site at, email, or call the CPIE Student Services Center (800) 963-2250.

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