About PEWD

Welcome to Professional Education and Workforce Development (PEWD). Established in February 2019, the department leverages institutional and academic resources to create new workforce development opportunities regionally and globally. We create opportunities by providing cutting-edge, responsive, and high-quality education programs aligned with UTRGV's strategic plan and mission.

We believe targeted and industry-aligned education programs are the key to addressing the skills gap in today's workforce. Our goal is to offer accessible pathways to strategically designed education programs that provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities for professionals.

PEWD is here to kickstart your educational and career goals.

Our Mission

To create relevant and accessible high-quality education, industry-specific workforce development programs and immersive language instruction.

Our Staff

Blanca Davila
Director for PEWD

Erika Carrizales
Program Manager

Claudia Garcia, MA
Program Manager

Miguel Elizondo
Financial Analyst

Eva Paschal
Program Specialist for CFSI

Lorena Carrizales
Program Specialist

Erika T. Garcia
Administrative Assistant I

Alma Seong, MBA
Learning Instruction Specialist II for Language Programs

Monica S. Arguello
Sr. Office Assistant

Blanca Duarte
Learning Instruction Specialist I for Language Programs