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Graduate Record 2012-2013 
Graduate Record 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

About Information  Programs/Courses  Faculty 


Thomas Jefferson envisioned that his University of Virginia would prepare the young citizens of the Commonwealth and the nation to pursue productive careers in public service, agriculture and commerce. Since its founding, the University has educated students in a residential setting designed by Jefferson himself. 

By 1915, however, it became apparent that the Founder’s vision extended to students who were not able to study and learn in Charlottesville. Therefore, a “Bureau of Extension” was organized to provide outstanding public service and continuing and professional studies programs to the citizens of Virginia and the nation.

Today, the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies annually serves more than 10,000 individuals in credit and non-credit courses of study, as well as degree and certificate programs. The School creates opportunities for non-traditional students to study and learn with distinguished faculty across a number of academic disciplines on Grounds and across the Commonwealth. While some programs of study are focused on applied studies, SCPS students are also exposed to the traditional disciplines which serve as the foundation for all learning and scholarship.

On Grounds

The administrative and primary academic programming offices of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies are housed in Zehmer Hall. Zehmer Hall also functions as a nonresidential center for conferences, seminars, workshops, and as a classroom building for degrees and courses offered in the Charlottesville region.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Academic and Administrative Offices in Charlottesville

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr. B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Dean
Zehmer Hall
104 Midmont Lane
P.O. Box 400764
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4764
(434) 982-5206 Fax: (434) 982-5550

Susan H. Barr, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Services
(434)982-5338 Fax: (434) 982-5550

Cynthia C. Reed, B.A., M.B.A., Associate Dean for Administration
(434) 982-5207 Fax: (434) 982-5550

Off Grounds

Regional Academic Outreach Centers:

Central Virginia Regional Outreach
Donna F. Klepper, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Director
Zehmer Hall
104 Midmont Lane
P.O. Box 400764
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4764
(434) 982-5313 Fax: (434) 982-5550

Eastern Virginia Regional Outreach
Kathy Cullen, B.A., M.A., Director
Hampton Roads Center
418 Pembroke Four
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 552-1890 Fax: (757) 552-1898
Richmond Center
2810 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23294-4434
(804) 662-7464; Toll free in VA: (800) 323-4882
Fax: (804) 662-9827

Northern Virginia Regional Outreach
Vacant, Director
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 536-1100; Toll free in VA: (800) 678-4882
Fax: (703) 536-1111
Western Virginia Regional Outreach
Louise Chagnon, B.A., M.A.T., M.A.Ed., Director
Roanoke Center
108 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 507
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 767-6200; Toll free in VA: (800) 882-6753
Fax: (540) 767-6206
Southwest Center
One Partnership Circle
P.O. Box 1987
Abingdon, VA 24212
(276) 619-4312
Fax: (276) 619-4309

FBI National Academy Program
Stephen J. Pryplesh, B.S., M.P.A., M.S., M.Ed., Assistant Dean and Director
Quantico, VA 22135
(703) 632-1189 Fax: (703) 632-1187