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About Extended Studies


Extended Studies (EXST) partners with University of Maryland (UMD) academic units to provide administrative services for credit and non-credit initiatives that target a diverse range of students at the pre-college, undergraduate, graduate, and professional level. Programs include Summer, Winter, and Undergraduate Programs, and Professional and Continuing Education.

Summer and Winter Sessions serve current and incoming UMD students, visiting students from other two- and four-year institutions, professionals, and lifelong learners. Both sessions offer courses that meet in person or online. Summer Session offers flexibility to make progress towards graduation during three-week or six-week sessions. Summer Session includes Terp Young Scholars, a three-week pre-college experience that targets academically talented high school students. Winter Session offers convenience to keep learning during the first three weeks of January.

Undergraduate Programs include Freshmen Connection, Undergraduate Programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), and Undergraduate Programs at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland (USMSM). Freshmen Connection serves spring-admitted freshmen who start earning UMD credits in the fall semester and get on track to graduate in four years. Undergraduate Programs at Shady Grove and Southern Maryland offer academic programs where students earn a UMD undergraduate degree (final two years) in a conducive learning environment.

Professional and Continuing Education includes Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, Continuing Education, and Executive Education Programs, and UMD MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Graduate Programs offer graduate degrees and certificates that are crafted with expertise, innovation, and convenience to advance professional career goals. Post-Baccalaureate Programs prepare students for graduate or professional school training. Continuing Education Programs offer non-credit learning opportunities through UMD’s Open Learning Catalog. Executive Education Programs serve managers, business leaders, and executives with customized training programs. UMD MOOCs utilize UMD’s expertise to offer online programs that expand knowledge and career opportunities.

Staff Directory

Programs and Marketing/Communication Contact
Terrie Hruzd, Director
Bill Aarhus, Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives for Continuing Education
Anne Baum, Associate Director, Summer, Winter, and Undergraduate Programs
Cierra Carter, Program Assistant, Web Communication
Ashley Deaver, Coordinator, Marketing and Communication
Antoinette Dorzon, Program Assistant, Pre-College Programs
Jamie Fleishman, Program Assistant, Graduate Programs
Kelli Frangoulis, Program Assistant, Open Learning
Gennifer Godley, Manager, Summer and Winter Programs
Maggie Haverfield, Coordinator, Web Communication
Howard Ly, Coordinator, Pre-College Programs
Jonathan Molnar, Coordinator, Freshmen Connection
Matthew Nessan, Associate Director, Professional and Continuing Education
Erin Olsen, Manager, Professional Studies
Jamie Stednitz, Manager, Undergraduate Programs
Sibylle Stosch, Assistant Director, Marketing and Communication
Rachelle Wakefield, Program Assistant, Freshmen Connection
Sandra Waldrop, Coordinator, Continuing Education
Julie Weber, Sr. Coordinator, Continuing Education
Vacant, Program Assistant, Marketing and Communication N/A
Finance and Operations Contact
Andrew Leighton, Director
Gerard Boulin, Business Manager
Kelsey Brown, Coordinator, Student and Program Services
Verenice Ciciliano, Assistant Director, Finance and Administration
Terry-ann Clarke-Nolan, Business Manager
John DeOrnellas, Assistant Director, Finance and Operations
Michelle Harris, Program Administrative Specialist, Student and Program Services
Jonathan Johnson, Business Manager
Levar Kemp, Program Administrative Specialist, Student and Program Services
Janet LoBiondo, Manager, Student and Program Services
Alexa Marcos, Business Manager
Erika Monroe, Data Coordinator, Student and Program Services
Sterling Mullenix, Scheduling Coordinator, Student and Program Services
Adam Mutuku, Financial Analyst
Hilary Sazama, Assistant Director, Student and Program Services
Alka Soni, Assistant Director, Human Resources
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