The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center (VTRC) and the The Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA) operate under Outreach and International Affairs (OIA) of Virginia Tech. The Centers offer an array of educational degrees and provide professional development opportunities to meet the specialized needs of those who live and work in the Roanoke region. The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center is located on the seventh floor of the Roanoke Higher Education Center. The VTRC and COTA provide a gateway to the opportunities provided by one of Virginia’s most prominent institutions of higher education. We are excited to welcome Lesa Hanlin as the new executive director of Roanoke Regional initiatives. Click here to find out more.

Toolkit Student

Upcoming Programs :


  • A Toolkit for 21st Century Leaders -   2018 -2019
    • A professional development certificate program
    • Virginia Tech’s next Facts & Snacks: “Influence without Authority” will be held May 31st from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the 7th floor of the Roanoke Higher Education Center. The event is at no cost to the public, but space and parking are limited. To RSVP please email!
    Hazardous Chemicals in Hospitality
             join us April 30th from 1 - 4pm for a free seminar on Hazardous                    Chemicals in Hospiltality. 


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    Join us May 31st for Snacks and Facts , a fun new few series of talks. This month's topic is Influence Without Authority.

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    Snacks and Facts!