School of Continuing Education

The School of Continuing Education at Old Dominion University (ODU) offers a variety of credit and non-credit certificate programs aimed at helping adult learners secure employment, advance in their current careers, and achieve their educational goals. The school reports to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Continuing Education and provides courses at a variety of places around the Hampton Roads region as well as through ODUOnline. Some of the programs offered include Human Resources, Project Management, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity. The school is housed in Monarch Hall.


In September 2013, the Board of Visitors approved the creation of a College of Continuing Education and Professional Development to provide students with skills they can use on the job or advance in their career. The college began operating in the fall of 2014 and James M. Shaeffer was selected as the first dean. In the spring of 2019, ODU reorganized the college into the School of Continuing Education under the newly created Assistant Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Continuing Education with Renee Felts serving as the first assistant vice president.


  1. School of Continuing Education, Old Dominion University.


  1. “Shaeffer Named Founding Dean of College of Continuing Education,” News at ODU, Old Dominion University, 2014 May 21, accessed 2019 June 25.