13: Continuing Education

General Information | Facilities | General Regulations | Tuition, Fees, and Refunds
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On Grounds | Off Grounds

Off Grounds

With the establishment of a Bureau of Extension in 1915, the University of Virginia demonstrated its commitment to continuing education 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, Continuing Education has created a unique network of Continuing Education centers and program offices across the state, which 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 which 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, and other disciplines.

The Continuing Education centers and program offices located outside Charlottesville are:

FBI Academy
Lois C. Knowles, Director
Quantico, VA 22135
(703) 640-1224
Fax: (703) 640-1150

Hampton Roads Continuing Education Regional Center
Christopher Pelligreno, Acting Director
418 Pembroke Four
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 552-1890
Fax: (757) 552-1898

Lynchburg Continuing Education Regional Center and Center for State and National Programs
Nancy R. Iverson, Director
P. O. Box 4709
Lynchburg, VA 24502
(804) 582-5107
Toll free in Virginia (800) 871-8265
Fax: (804) 582-5110

Northern Virginia Continuing Education Regional Center
Stephen D. Gladis, Director
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 536-1100
Fax: (703) 536-1111

Richmond Continuing Education Regional Center
Gregory J. Pels, Director
7740 Shrader Road, Suite E
Richmond, VA 23228-2500
(804) 662-7464
Fax: (804) 662-9827

Roanoke Continuing Education Regional Center
Linda Linnartz, Director
117 W. Church Street, SW
P. O. Box 1050
Roanoke, VA 24005-1050
(540) 857-7922
Fax: (540) 857-7936

University of Virginia Programs at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Carl D. Clarke, Director
1 Partnership Circle
P. O. Box 1987
Abingdon, VA 24212
(540) 469-4012
Fax: (540) 469-4009


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