For Darrell Brown, who grew up in the sometimes turbulent neighborhood of South Los Angeles, receiving his certification in bank management from UCLA Extension was a game changer. Now a senior vice president at U.S. Bank, he’s a member of UCLA Extension’s Board of Advisors, a group that Extension Dean Wayne Smutz has mobilized to bring lifelong learning to nontraditional students and underserved communities.
UCLA Extension will celebrate its 100th birthday this year. But Smutz isn’t looking back. He wants to reimagine learning in Los Angeles with pop-up classes, a strengthened online presence, closer community ties and partnerships with such businesses as Hispanic ad agency Sensis, among other strategies. – UCLA Newsroom, February 27, 2017
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