Author Profile

Gary Matkin | Dean of the Division of Continuing Education and Vice Provost of the Division of Career Pathways, University of California, Irvine

Current Position and Past Experience
Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D. is Dean of Continuing Education and Vice Provost for Career Pathways at the University of California, Irvine. The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) offers about 3000 courses per year and attracts about 40,0000 enrollments. It has an annual self-supporting Budget of $40 million.

The Division of Career Pathways (DCP) serves UCI’s 36,000 matriculated students as they seek to identify, prepare for, and enter meaningful careers. DCP is expanding its services to continuing education students and alumni as well. DCE is a major contributor to the open education movement and Gary is known for his efforts to support the 60-Year Curriculum and Alternative Digital Credentialing.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Matkin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco, an MBA and Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Matkin is the 2010 University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s recipient of the Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership and the 2010 Excellence in Achievement Award Recipient from the California Alumni Association at the University of California, Berkeley.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
In Matkin’s spare time he exercises, practices yoga, and tends to 35 rose bushes.

You can connect with Gary on LinkedIn