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On Grounds

The administrative and central programming offices of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies are housed in Zehmer Hall. Zehmer Hall also functions as a nonresidential center for conferences, seminars, workshops, and similar activities that the school conducts throughout the year. In addition, University organizations and University-sponsored community groups use Zehmer Hall for meetings, training programs, and other educational activities.

    The School of Continuing and Professional Studies

      Sondra F. Stallard, Dean
      Zehmer Hall
      104 Midmont Lane
      P.O. Box 400764
      Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764
      (434) 982-5206
      Fax: (434) 982-5550

      Lynda J. Phillips-Madson, Associate Dean
      (434) 982-5207
      Fax: (434) 982-5550

      Cynthia C. Reed, Associate Dean
      (434) 982-5207
      Fax: (434) 982-5550

    Center for Executive Development

      Director: Cynthia G. Orshek
      (434) 982-5366
      Fax: (434) 982-5369

    Center for K-12 Education

      Director and Assistant Dean: Nancy R. Iverson
      (434) 243-2560
      Fax: (434) 982-5297

    Charlottesville Center

      Director: Donna Klepper
      (434) 982-5313
      Fax: (434) 982-5324

    Educational Technologies

      Director: John Payne
      (434) 982-5254
      Fax: (434) 982-5270

    Zehmer Hall Annex

      106 Midmont Lane
      P.O. Box 400764
      Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764

    Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

      Director: Donna Plasket
      (434) 982-5274
      Fax: (434) 982-5335

    Tempo Reading Program

      Director: Mary Abouzeid
      (434) 924-0915
      Fax: (434) 924-6339

Off Grounds


With the establishment of a Bureau of Extension in 1915, the University of Virginia demonstrated its commitment to continuing and professional studies and began an organized effort to make its academic resources available to the citizens of the Commonwealth outside Charlottesville. In 1920 the University opened its first extension office in Richmond. Since then, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies has created a unique network of regional centers and program offices across the Commonwealth to assess and respond to the educational needs of Virginians in every city and county. These operations supplement the academic offerings of local institutions of higher education with the variety of courses and level of instruction that a comprehensive university can offer.

The directors of these off-Grounds centers and offices organize, administer, and evaluate continuing education programs throughout their geographic service areas, assisted by staff members who specialize in programs for business and industry, education, government, the humanities and social sciences.

    Off-Grounds Centers include:

    FBI Academy

      Stephen J. Pryplesh, Assistant Dean and Director
      Quantico, VA 22135
      (703) 632-1189
      Fax: (703) 632-1187

    Hampton Roads Center

      Richard E. Hoehlein, Director
      418 Pembroke Four
      Virginia Beach, VA 23462
      (757) 552-1890
      Fax: (757) 552-1898

    Northern Virginia Center

      Stephen D. Gladis, Assistant Dean and Director
      7054 Haycock Road
      Falls Church, VA 22043
      (703) 536-1100
      Toll free in VA: (800) 678-4882
      Fax: (703) 536-1111

    Richmond Center

      Gregory J. Pels, Director
      7740 Shrader Road, Suite E
      Richmond, VA 23228-2500
      (804) 662-7464
      Toll free in VA: (800) 323-4882
      Fax: (804) 662-9827

    Roanoke Center

      Linda Linnartz, Director
      108 N. Jefferson Street Suite 507
      Roanoke, VA 24016
      (540) 767-6200
      Toll free in VA: (800) 882-6753
      Fax: (540) 767-6206

    University of Virginia Programs at the Southwest Higher Education Center

      Position Vacant, Director
      1 Partnership Circle
      P. O. Box 1987
      Abingdon, VA 24212
      (276) 469-4012
      Toll free in VA: (800) 792-3683
      Fax: (276) 469-4009

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