The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (Higher Ed) provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs, professional development courses, as well as 95,000 square feet of high-tech conference facilities. LEARN MORE
 
  About the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

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Our Commitment

Even before opening its doors in 1998, the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center had embarked upon the path toward a stronger southwest Virginia economy, through education and training of the current and future workforce. Its establishment by the General Assembly in 1991 was the first step toward what today is a flourishing partnership with a growing number of colleges and universities. Through this unique association, we offer degree programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as professional development courses, geared toward adult learners. In addition, the Higher Education Center offers a conference and special events center, a certification testing facility, and business sustainment services, all supported by an advanced level of technology. We strive to stay aware of the region’s changing needs, so that we can continue to promote economic development in ways that best meet them.

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Fast Facts

  • The Higher Education Center was established as a State Agency in 1991, by the Virginia General Assembly.
  • Initial partnering educational institutions included the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clinch Valley College, and Virginia Highlands Community College.
  • The Higher Education Center is governed by an appointed Board of Trustees.
  • Construction on the 100,000 square foot education and conference complex began in 1995.
  • The Higher Education Center opened in January 1998.
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  • Business Support Services

  • Global Virginia, our international business and education initiative
  • Technology & equipment
  • Video conferencing for national and international meetings
  • Computer labs
  • Many other services
  • Board of Trustees Meeting Archive

     
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