Professional and Continuing Education

At UW-Parkside, we believe the lifelong pursuit of knowledge enhances your life and career. Looking to develop your professional skills, train for a new career, or discover a new hobby? We offer flexible and convenient options to fit your lifestyle. View our diverse and quality selection of professional development, degree completion, and personal enrichment resources and courses today!





Professional Development

Workforce Training

Degree Completion


Personal Enrichment


Whether you are looking to advance your own career or an entire workforce, explore professional development opportunities designed with you in mind.

Health and Human Services
HR Skills Development
Leadership and Supervisory
Nonprofit Professional Training
Essential Skills
Workforce and Career Training
Onsite Trainings
Online Bootcamps
NEW! Recertification credits/hours


Returning to complete a degree is always an important decision. That's why we surround you with the information and resources you need to find your best fit.

Center for Adult and Returning Students
Degree Completion
Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS)
Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

From youth to retirement — and every step along the way — learning is a lifelong adventure. Engage in life fully through learning.

Youth Programs and Activities
Personal Enrichment Courses
Adventures in Lifelong Learning


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Meet the Team

  • Crista Kruse

    Crista Kruse

    Director of Professional and Continuing Education

    Crista is an experienced professional who is passionate about lifelong learning and helping individuals achieve their own unique personal and professional development goals. Crista is a skilled leader with experience in operations management, training and development, project management, strategic planning, budget management, recruitment and enrollment, and sales and marketing. Crista's specialties include business development, mentoring, nonprofits, event and program management.

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    Stefanie Stamper

    Assistant Director of Noncredit Programs


    Stefanie began working at UW-Parkside in January 2020. Before that, Stefanie worked for five years as a Senior trainer and Organizational Development Specialist between the financial industry and the healthcare industry. 
    In November 2022, she was promoted to the Assistant Director of Noncredit Programs. In her current role, she manages the noncredit professional development trainings, assists with the development of noncredit-to-credit pathways, customized training contracts for organizations, and arranges community-based personal enrichment classes.
    Stefanie is the secretary of the Parkside Employee Alumni Group (PEAG), a member of the Leadership Racine Planning Committee (and proud LR23 graduate), and a member of SRKA. Stefanie is also 2007 graduate of UW-Parkside.

  • Krista Adams

    Krista Adams

    Adult Student Enrollment Counselor

    Krista Adams is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Krista earned her MS in Rehabilitation Counseling and has been helping individuals reach their educational and career goals for 15+ years. She brings her former experience in workforce development career counseling to the higher education setting to coach prospective and current students in creating educational plans that set the students up for career and personal success. Krista’s expertise lies in creative collaboration to support adult and nontraditional students, both individually, and at the broader university level. In her spare time, Krista enjoys traveling with her family and training her Brittany puppy, Poppy.

  • Mallory Evans

    Mallory Evans

    Outreach Program Manager


    Mallory Evans, MSW, APSW, is UW-Parkside’s Outreach Program Manager for Health and Human Services, Nonprofit, and Youth programming. She received both her BA and MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to working at UW-Parkside, Mallory worked in a variety of roles in the social services field for 13 years, mostly in the nonprofit sector working with historically underserved youth and families. Mallory is passionate about providing quality trainings to HHS and Nonprofit professionals, as well as providing positive programming for area youth.

  • Tricia Randelzhofer

    Tricia Randelzhofer

    Financial and Administrative Specialist

    Meet Tricia Randelzhofer! Tricia is the Finance and Administrative Specialist at UW-Parkside's Professional and Continuing Education. She is a budgeting whiz and responsible for making sure all events and programs are funded and executed seamlessly. When she's not busy crunching numbers and coordinating events, Tricia enjoys cross-stitching, reading, and playing games. She's also passionate about tutoring primary elementary students through the Racine United Way's Schools of Hope program.

  • Sandra Dieck

    Sandra (Sandy) Dieck

    EOC Manager

    Sandy Dieck (pronounced Deek) is the Outreach Program Manager for the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). She is a lifelong resident of southeast Wisconsin, a UW-Parkside graduate who earned a master's degree in education. She is passionate about the transformative power of education and has dedicated her career to providing leadership in the classroom setting and beyond. She loves helping people find education/training opportunities that cater to their needs. Beyond the office, Sandy enjoys time with her family, travel, trivia games, golfing, and going to the movies

  • Kevin Black

    Kevin Black 

    EOC Coordinator

    Kevin is the Coordinator for the Educational Opportunity Center at UW-Parkside. He graduated with his BA in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Kevin brings to the team experience with case management and a passion for lifelong learning. He looks forward to the collaboration between the EOC and its partners to support the educational goals of the community. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys a good movie with his dog, Scruffy. 



UW Extended Campus


Unlock Your Potential:

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) assists with free Goal-Setting Services and Degree Completion Assistance. Click the image below to learn more!

Educational Opportunity Center at UW-Parkside



Mon-Fri  |  8 am-4:30 pm 


900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144 
Tallent Hall 202
Parking: Lot T


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