Director of K-16 Programs
University of California, San Diego Extension
Committee on Educational Policy
Committee on Finance
Committee on Long Range Planning
Committee on Health Services
Committee on Investments
Edward L. Abeyta, Ph.D. is Director of K-16 Programs at UC San Diego (UCSD) Extension. Prior to joining UCSD Extension in 1995, Edward began his service at UCSD as a counselor for the Early Academic Outreach Program serving underrepresented students in San Diego high schools and later assumed the role of Registrar and Director of Academic Services at UC San Diego Extension. Dr. Abeyta has a B.A. from the University of New Mexico, a M.A. from the University of San Diego and his Ph.D. in Post Secondary Adult Education from Capella University. Edward has been recognized from UCSD and the UC Office of the President for his involvement in staff diversity and development initiatives. In 2008 Edward was selected to a two year term as the Staff Advisor to The Regents where he served on the UC Diversity Commission, Post-retirement Task Force, and The Regents UC Commission on the Future.
Originally from New Mexico, Dr. Abeyta and his wife Candi have lived in California for over 20 years and currently reside in San Diego. He is an active member in the San Diego community as a member of LEAD San Diego and board member on the City of San Diego Citizens Review Board on Police Practices, San Diego Workforce Advancement Committee, and Herb Klein Leadership Roundtable. Edward is also a founding board member of the newly established San Diego Urban Discovery Charter School and is deeply involved in programs servicing foster youth, veterans, and other youth development programs.