David Schejbal

David Schejbal

Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning


Throughout his career, David’s single focus has been on making higher education accessible, affordable and flexible for working adults.  As dean of UW-Extension Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning, David and his entrepreneurial team partner with all 26 campuses in the University of Wisconsin System to increase access to higher education. 

David’s vision for learning includes inventing ways to reach beyond traditional higher education to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student spectrum.  Because of this, University of Wisconsin-Extension has become a leading voice and driver of groundbreaking online programs such as University of Wisconsin Flexible Option, the first competency-based degree offered by a public university system; the University Learning Store, an alternative credentialing program that partners with other top universities; and innovative online degree and certificate programs offered in partnership with UW System campuses.

David received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Connecticut.  He serves on several boards and is a frequent keynote speaker and author of articles published in American Council on Education, Innovative Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.