Ricardo Lorenzana

SCHOOL OF Extended Education

Ricardo Lorenzana

Vice Chancellor, Partnerships and Dean, School of Extended Education


Whether you are at the start of a new career, looking to stay competitive in the workforce, or simply want to keep up with the current trends in your industry, the School of Extended Education is focused on meeting your professional education needs regardless of where you are in your learning journey. We acknowledge that being a life-long learner requires different types of education in your career, which is why our courses and programs result in certificates, industry certifications, and/or professional development units to help you have the currency you need to stay relevant in your field.

In addition, our programs can be tailored to meet your organization’s workforce development needs. We work closely with you to assess and understand your organization’s strategic goals and objectives in order to build a custom program designed to help your organization reach its peak performance. We are committed to creating a partnership that will strengthen and empower your workforce and will leverage the expertise of the university to build a curriculum that fits the specific needs of your organization.

Continuous improvement cannot simply be a mantra, it must be actualized through education. From a half-day workshop to a 10-course certificate, the School of Extended Education is poised to be your partner in education throughout your career.

We look forward to working together.


Ricardo Lorenzana
Dean, School of Extended Education
University of Massachusetts Global

Ricardo joined UMass Global and the School of Extended Education in 2010 as a Senior Program Manager and has since served as the Director of Extended Education Operations and Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance. Prior to UMass Global, Ricardo worked at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa where he managed state contracts and grants for K–12 curriculum research and development. Ricardo holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine with a minor in management and an M.B.A. from the University of Hawai’i.

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