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UCI Division of Continuing Education

  • UCI Division of Continuing Education

For over 60 years, UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) has been dedicated to empowering and elevating individuals and organizations through impactful learning. Through a diverse catalogue of educational opportunities including certificate and specialized studies programs, workshops, and strategic partnerships, we light the way for those seeking career advancement or personal enrichment.


As Dean of UCI’s Division of Continuing Education, Kristine (Krissy) Collins brings over twenty years of experience leading the development and delivery of high-quality education programs for post-traditional learners. Krissy is highly engaged in the global professional continuing and online community, is a member of UPCEA (The Online and Professional Education Association), has served in various executive roles at CAUCE (Canadian Association for University Continuing Education), serves on the executive of MIT-based Digital Credentials Consortium and is a member of the Coursera Council.

Krissy comes to UC Irvine after significant time at both the University of Toronto and the National Film Board of Canada, where she was Assistant Dean, Academic (School of Continuing Studies) and Director, Education & Institutional Markets, respectively. A keen edtech supporter and digital literacy practitioner, Krissy has also worked at a VR start-up and is constantly exploring ways to innovate non-traditional learning. Krissy provides strategic leadership for continuing education related issues at UC Irvine and is responsible for empowering and leading the team at DCE to develop exceptional programs, initiate and nurture mutually beneficial partnerships and ensure all DCE learners are supported to be successful throughout their lifelong learning journey. Krissy is a graduate of Concordia University (Montreal) where she was an Academic All-Canadian student-athlete and completed her master’s degree in communication and culture as a non-traditional student at Toronto Metropolitan University and York University (Toronto).

A Global Education Partner

UCI DCE partners with UCI campus, businesses, professional organizations, and leading higher education institutions around the world to provide a wide range of programs that drive success. Learn more about our Corporate Education and Global Partnerships opportunities.

About UCI

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The campus has produced five Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 224 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $7 billion annually to the local economy and $8 billion statewide. For more on UCI, visit