Wayne Smutz

Dean of Continuing Education and Extension
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


Wayne Smutz leads the academic, financial, and operational efforts of a self-supporting enterprise that delivers programs to 50,000 people annually via face-to-face, online, and hybrid methodologies. Prior to joining UCLA in 2013, Dr. Smutz was Executive Director of Penn State’s World Campus, the university’s online campus. His professional commitments focus on increasing access to higher education and ensuring student success.