Welcome to the Fall Quarter

P.K. Agarwal, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Dean

Dear Students,

I wanted to reach out and extend a heart-felt welcome to you as you start a new quarter at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension. I've only been with Extension a short time, but I am delighted to have joined the UCSC Extension family.

Whether you are taking your first class with us or returning to polish up your job skills, we're excited to support you in your journey. You are the reason we're all here. We want to help you build a great career and contribute to a better future for us all.

A Campuswide Vision

It’s a time of change here in our Silicon Valley campus and at the Santa Cruz campus of UC Santa Cruz as well. We recently welcomed Cynthia K. Larive as the new chancellor. You can learn more about her in this recent letter, where she talks about her vision for our organization.

I hope your experience with each course you take with us exceeds your expectations and prepares you with the practical skills you need to succeed. Please reach out to our Student Services team, if you have any questions or suggestions for us.

All That Silicon Valley Offers

Take advantage of the tremendous experience of our instructors, the full calendar of career-related events on campus, and the endless regional networking events.

Hopefully we'll meet soon in a classroom, at one of the great career events we have planned for the quarter, or at the next Certificate Celebration, a new campus event to honor the hard work of our certificate recipients. (More information on that coming soon.)

Have fun!

P.K. Agarwal
Dean, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

PS: We want to tell your story in our blog. Please contact us if you are interested in sharing your success.