Who We Are

Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn more about the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center (VTRC).  Housed within the Roanoke Higher Education Center, the VTRC brings the vast resources of Virginia Tech to the Roanoke community and beyond. 

Take a few moments to learn about our professional development and customized training opportunities.  We take great pride in creating meaningful educational partnerships that are cost effective, innovative, and relevant.  In addition, we strive to live out our ut prosim (that I may serve) motto by giving back to our community in many ways. 

Lesa Hanlin, Executive Director, Roanoke Regional Initiatives

Lesa Hanlin, Executive Director, Roanoke Regional Initiatives
Lesa Hanlin, Executive Director, Roanoke Regional Initiatives

The Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA - a part of the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center team) provides university-community engagement programs and leadership development opportunities in conjunction with Virginia Tech faculty at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

We live in a rapidly changing world.  Ask us how we can support your efforts to keep your company or organization growing, retain your best employees, or become more competitive.

Lesa Hanlin, Executive Director
Roanoke Regional Initiatives
Virginia Tech

Request an exploratory meeting using the form below to find out how you can partner with the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center.