About Outreach

Where can you find full-service event coordination, valuable business classes, culinary classes for kids and an array of fun lifelong learning classes? 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 1919 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) connects the campus with the community through innovative and collaborative programs and services.


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.

2018-2019 Annual Report



Collaboration – Diversity – Excellence – Innovation – Integrity – Service