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  Southern Virginia Higher Education Center


Amy Lammerts, Director, SVHED

C. Sue McCullough, Executive Director, SHVED

Sheila Coleman, Secretary, SVHED

Nelson Stevens, Technology Manager, SVHED

Robin Brown, Program Coordinator, SVHED
Tim Owens, Program Coordinator, SVHED

Vicky Cliborne, Fiscal Assistant, SVHED
Lillian Evans, Literacy and Non-Credit Coordinator, SVHED
Judy Ward, Literacy Assistant, SVHED

Higher Education

The mission of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is to serve as catalyst for regional prosperity and advancement by offering professional and educational programs and services to enhance employment and cultural opportunities for the residents of South Central Virginia. Longwood provides college-level experiences through a variety of off-campus programs, which lead to A.) graduate degrees in Education, B.) teacher recertification, C.) professional advancement, and D.) other programs as requested by the citizens of South Central Virginia. Higher Education represents Longwood as a general outreach arm of the university.


Longwood and its off-campus center offer a variety of vocational and leisurely student opportunities to the community. These programs include classes in fine arts, health and fitness, computers, special interest areas and classes for children. Also, at the request of community members or groups, professional training programs can be designed to meet specific needs.


The mission of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center is to bring educational opportunities to the citizens of southern Virginia, an area with limited educational resources. The Centerís main focus is on adult learning. The center offers continuing education courses for professionals; industrial and business training programs from Virginiaís colleges, universities and state agencies in the following areas: post-secondary education classes and degree programs; satellite workshops and programs for civic and public organizations; adult literacy training; financial aid information for college studies.

It is the goal of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center to provide opportunities of learning for the people in the area so they can develop the skills necessary to compete in the global economy.

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Consortium, including Longwood University, Southside Virginia Community College, and Danville Community College, governs the operation of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

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