About Outreach

Where can you find full-service event coordination, valuable business classes and how to create a world-class cuisine? UCA Outreach offers all these educational experiences and much more!

The Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas is your one stop shop for continuing education, customized and non traditional training and event planning services.

History of UCA Outreach

The first correspondence study classes were offered in 1918 to meet the University’s mission of public service and to train teachers in more remote parts of the state. In 1975, we were officially named the Division of Continuing Education. Now known as the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, our mission is still to provide public service and continuing education to the vast community through a centralized administrative unit that coordinates the growing demand of outreach programs.

Today, Outreach reflects a comprehensive assortment of programs and services. Also, technology and facilities have grown to meet the ever changing needs of today’s world.


The Division of Outreach and Community Engagement (OCE) aspires to meet the diverse needs of our University and community partners through comprehensive learning and civic engagement opportunities.


The Division of Outreach and Community Engagement (OCE) connects the campus with the community and provides quality, innovative and life-long learning opportunities in the areas of professional development, personal enrichment and community and economic development.


Collaboration – Diversity – Excellence – Innovation – Integrity – Professionalism