About Us
Professional Education

Welcome to Professional Education at the University of Utah!

Our mission is to inspire professional excellence in individuals and to help improve organizational capacity across the great state of Utah. Our passion is to provide the community with a gathering place to network, discuss, and learn new skills and techniques.

We engage with the professional community in a variety of ways. We offer individual classes, certificate programs, academies and institutes targeted to specific disciplines, and we collaborate with community partners to deliver special workshops and programs. And, we do this with the quality you would expect from the University of Utah, but at a fraction of the cost of a degree program.

We encourage you to continue your love of learning. Please call us to discuss how we can help you and your organization move forward.

Our Staff

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller Director

Academic partnership programs, degree plus certificate series management, digital badging and supporting a rock star team!

Andrea enjoys road biking, hiking, movies and exploring Utah.

Rori Douros

Rori Douros Program Manager

Coding boot camp certificate programs, online third-party certificate programs, marketing liaison, and our partnership program with University of Utah Pharmacy Department.

Rori enjoys learning new things, traveling with her husband and two children, gardening and hosting parties.

Andrea (A.J.) Kerns

Andrea (A.J.) Kerns Program Manager

Human resources management programs, creative design toolbox, business operations, communications and social services programs.

AJ is a voracious consumer of the news and all things social justice. She’s a part time film photographer, mountaineer and avid sightseer.

Ariel Malan

Ariel Malan Program Operations Manager

Custom program operations, instructor onboarding, degree plus certificate series and process improvement initiatives.

Ariel is passionate about diversity and inclusion and enjoys volunteering with non-profit organizations in her free time. She looks for opportunities within Professional Education to target programs to diverse student populations.

Brad Bleak

Brad Bleak Program Coordinator

Existing student management, certificate completion services, payment plans, and GI Bill processes.

Brad is an avid dog lover and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Jennifer Thatcher

Jennifer Thatcher Program Coordinator

Prospective student communication, new enrollment services and class logistics.

Jennifer is a natural social butterfly who enjoys everything and anything customer service. Team player who loves to celebrate success. When not at work, you will find Jennifer traveling, gardening and spoiling the people she loves.

Kim Tolboe

Kim Tolboe Sandy Campus Program Assistant

Kim supports Professional Education programs offered at Sandy campus, student and instructor services at Sandy.

Paige Williams

Paige Williams Program Operational Assistant

Instructor and curriculum development payments, invoicing, data tracking and open enrollment teaching agreements.

When not working Paige loves to spend time with her two children and reading.

More questions about Professional Education or the classes we offer? See our page with Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information, call 801-585-1780 or submit your questions by using our online form.

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For more information about our Veterans/Military Programs, please contact us at proed@continue.utah.edu or 801-585-1780.