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
Senior Director, Strategic Marketing and Outreach

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

Miriam Wright
Director of Enrollment Management

Yvette Bordeaux, PhD
Director of Graduate Programs

Kathy Urban
Director of Undergraduate Programs

Chris Veitz
Director, Student Services and Records

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.

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 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.

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.

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.


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