About Us

CPE Team

Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) annually reaches more than 30,000 professionals through short courses, certificate programs, conferences, research symposia, workshops, and custom-developed educational programs for business, government, and community organizations. As Virginia’s senior land-grant university, Virginia Tech applies its intellectual assets to serve professionals seeking career change, career advancement or development of personal interests, address the educational, economic, and social needs of communities around the commonwealth, the nation, and the world. This commitment is based on the university’s motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). CPE develops programs that integrate world-class research, cutting-edge technology, and quality instruction.

Our programs are designed with the specific needs of working adults in mind, with an emphasis on:

  • Convenience through evening, weekend and online options
  • Practical, real-world knowledge that can be immediately used on the job
  • Relevant content that is taught by VT faculty and top VT-approved industry professionals in touch with the latest developments in the field

To ensure we provide the highest quality education possible, every program administered by VT Continuing and Professional Education is developed in partnership with a corresponding VT college, school or department.

Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter

Associate Director of
Continuing and Professional Education

phone: 571-858-3006
email: carterja@vt.edu
twitter: @jcarter577
skype: jennifer.carter577

Larissa LaCour

Larissa LaCour

Executive Briefing Center Manager
phone: 571-858-3044
email: llacour@vt.edu

Jarreau Williams

Jarreau Williams

Program Services Specialist
phone: 571-858-3365
email: jaws0509@vt.edu

Anna Smith

Anna Smith

Event Coordinator
phone: 571-858-3364
email: anna.irene@vt.edu

About VT Continuing and Professional Education

ADDING VALUE to the Partnership

In today’s challenging world, private and public sector organizations seek answers to challenging issues, innovative solutions, and quality learning environments. CPE works with Virginia Tech teaching and research faculty, academic, government, and business leaders, as well as community partners to offer customized programs that achieve results. CPE is your clear point of contact at Virginia Tech for academic, government, business, and non-profit leaders interested in designing programs that prepare individuals, organizations, and communities through innovative learning experiences.

CPE adds SIGNIFICANT VALUE to your program:

  • Access to faculty expertise and university resources
  • Experienced and quality service delivery focused on all
  • Aspects of needs assessment, planning, instructional design, and program evaluation
  • Targeted marketing communications and promotional
  • Strategies to improve program success

With over 450 courses, research conferences, certificate programs, and customized on-site educational events offered annually, CPE provides trusted expertise in all aspects of program design, management, and delivery. The professionals of CPE make your program successful by providing:

  • Access to learning environments including world-class hotels and conference centers, high technology classrooms, and laboratories
  • Program development services
  • Marketing communication services
  • Registration and client support
  • Financial accounting and funds handling services

Mission: The mission of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) is to foster the exchange of knowledge and experience between Virginia Tech and its partners in the commonwealth and beyond in order to address the needs of professionals, organizations, and communities. CPE can help you design and deliver:

  • professional and community education programs
  • in-service and on-site education and training programs
  • experiential learning activities, language and multicultural training
  • research dissemination activities and academic conferences
  • technical assistance programs for business, industry, non-profit, and government organizations
  • credit and noncredit programs

Discover how Continuing and Professional Education can connect you with the educational resources at Virginia Tech.