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About the Division of Extended Programs

Welcome to the Division of Extended Programs (DEP) located in ITC 204 at Western Oregon University. As the continuing education and professional development arm of WOU, DEP provides:

  • a variety of support and resources for online and other flexible delivery courses;
  • seminars and consultation on academic technologies, instructional design, and emerging pedagogies;
  • and an array of adult, professional, and community educational opportunities and workshops.

We invite you to follow the links at left to explore information and resources regarding the variety of services and offerings provided by DEP.

Staff Directory

DEP Staff
Name and Title
Who we are
Dan Clark

Dan Clark




As the leader of the Division of Extended Programs at WOU, Dan brings more than 15 years of experience in Adult and Distance Education. Dan came to Western Oregon from Utah Valley University, a large (30,000+ students) regional university, where he served as Senior Director for Distance Education.  Previously, Dan was the Director of the Office of Instructional Design at Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota. Dan holds a Master's Degree in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation from Syracuse University, and is currently finishing up a PhD in Adult Education from North Dakota State University.

Jennifer Keen

Operations Coordinator



Jenn started working for DEP in 2004 supporting non-credit workshops and camps. Currently, she manages operations for the division and updates the DEP web pages.

Elayne Kuletz

Strategic Partnerships Manager



Elayne is the Strategic Partnerships Manager for DEP. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education. Elayne holds an Master of Science in Education Information Technology from Western Oregon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages from the University of Idaho. She has a patient husband, an old car, and a disobliging habit of setting off several fire alarms when she cooks.


Division of Extended Programs (DEP)
Phone: 503.838.8483 or 1.800.451.5767 V/TTY | e-mail: extend@wou.edu

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