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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

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

Center for K-12 Education

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

University Center

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

Educational Technologies

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

Tempo Reading Program

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

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Donna Plasket, Director
Zehmer Hall Annex
106 Midmont Lane
P.O. Box 400764
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764
(434) 982-5274 Fax: (434) 982-5335

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 that time, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies has created a unique network of regional academic program centers across the state, which assess and respond to the educational needs of Virginians in every city and county. These programs 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 and programming centers and offices organize, administer, and evaluate 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 National Academy Program

Stephen J. Pryplesh, Director and Assistant Dean
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, Director and Associate Dean
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
2810 N Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23294-4434
(434) 662-7464; Toll free in VA: (800) 323-4882
Fax: (434) 662-9827

Roanoke Center

Linda Linnartz, Director
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 507
Roanoke, VA 24106
(540) 767-6200; Toll free in VA: (800) 882-6753
Fax: (540) 767-6206

University of Virginia Programs at the Southwest Higher Education Center

Mitchell Williams, 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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