Penn LPS COVID-19 Update
LPS staff are not onsite, but we are still available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. by phone and online in case you need support: (215) 898-7326 or lps@sas.upenn.edu. Visit coronavirus.upenn.edu, the University's dedicated coronavirus COVID-19 web page, for the latest updates. Penn LPS is ensuring that all students have access to the support they need. Visit our Current LPS Students page for more details.
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About LPS

The University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (Penn LPS) seeks to lead the field of higher education in the creation of unique and innovative opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds. These highly accessible academic opportunities are distinguished by their academic rigor and world-class instructional staff, while the support offered to students by Penn LPS is distinguished by its comprehensive and holistic quality. LPS programs are designed to empower individuals and enhance their personal and professional lives. Our graduates are global citizens committed to creating a better, more inclusive world.

College of Liberal and Professional Studies leadership

Nora Lewis
Vice Dean, Professional and Liberal Education

Jacqueline Candido
Senior Director, Program Design and Delivery, Online Learning

Tomea Knight
Director, Marketing and Communications

Rita McGlone
Executive Director, Professional and Organizational Development

Kris Rabberman
Assistant Vice Dean and Director of Academic Affairs, Professional and Liberal Education

Miriam Wright
Director of Enrollment Management

Ursula Bechert
Director of Graduate Programs

Kathy Urban
Director of Undergraduate Programs

ImpactED

Bridging the worlds of research and practice, ImpactED equips organizations and their leaders with the skills and knowledge to increase and measure impact.

Professional & Organizational Development

Professional and Organizational Development

Customized arts and sciences offerings for businesses, professional teams, and organizational leaders taught, developed, and led by esteemed members of Penn’s faculty.

Penn Arts and Sciences Online Learning

One of Penn’s oldest and largest teams devoted to developing online and hybrid courses and digital learning initiatives, Online Learning offers a full range of services and support to faculty, departments, and program staff.

Penn LPS Online

Designed for working adults and other non-traditional students, Penn LPS Online offers courses, certificates, and even a bachelor's degree that can be completed online.

English Language Programs (ELP)

ELP offers a range of programs of different lengths and subjects, designed for international students to refine and develop English language skills while immersed in US culture.

Penn Summer

With exciting opportunities on campus, at home, and abroad, Penn Summer makes the stellar resources of an Ivy League university available to students from around the world.