The University of North Carolina at Pembroke “encourages the pursuit of education as a lifelong experience so that its graduates will be equipped to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century,” and the University is “committed to ensure quality academic programs” (Catalog). Consistent with this credo, the purpose of the Office of Distance Education is to develop and provide educational programs designed to meet the intellectual and cultural needs of on-campus and off-campus students. Additionally, Distance Education at UNC Pembroke is a dynamic, expanding program that seeks to meet the workforce needs of North Carolinians. The Office of Distance Education functions primarily as a portal that provides the technologies and administrative support for various academic departments to export their degree programs across the state and beyond. Programs are offered through face-to-face, online and hybrid methodologies.