Welcome to the website dedicated to the Office of Professional Education and Workforce Development (PEWD). Established in February 2019, this office leverages institutional and academic resources to create new and innovative workforce development opportunities regionally and globally through cutting-edge, responsive, and high-quality education programs aligned with UTRGV's strategic plan and mission.
We believe that targeted and industry-aligned education programs are the key to addressing the ever-widening skills gap in today's workforce. Offering accessible pathways to strategically designed education programs that provide upskilling and reskilling opportunities for professionals, and innovative initiatives that provide workforce-specific experiential learning opportunities for UTRGV students, is our ultimate goal.
With support from the Office of Continuing Education, Language Institute, Executive Education and Workforce Development, the Office of PEWD is here to kickstart your educational and career goals.
To leverage academic and institutional resources to create new and innovative workforce development opportunities regionally and globally through cutting-edge, responsive, and high-quality education programs aligned with UTRGV strategic plan and mission.
Jayshree Bhat, MS, MBA
Assistant Vice President for PEWD
Denise Evans, MBA
Director for Continuing Education and Language Programs
Associate Director for Language Programs
Claudia Garcia, MA
Program Coordinator for Workforce Development
Juan Sanchez Jr.
Web Content Specialist
Program Manager for Continuing Education
Program Specialist for CFSI
Office Assistant III for Continuing Education
Erika T. Garcia
Administrative Assistant I for Language Programs
Alma Seong, MBA
Learning Instruction Specialist II for Language Programs
Monica S. Arguello
Office Assistant III for Language Programs
Learning Instruction Specialist I for Language Programs
Marketing Promotions Coordinator for Continuing Education and Language Programs