Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center






Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Tech Southwest Center!


Penny McCallum, Director


As an extension of Outreach and International Affairs, our vision at the Southwest Center is to contribute to the economic and social well being of our communities through learning, discovery and engagement with society. At the Virginia Tech Southwest Center, our goal is to extend the Virginia Tech campus offerings through learning, discovery and engagement in our communities across the southwest region.  We strive to bring the rich resources of our main campus in Blacksburg to southwest Virginia. 

Some of the programs that we have delivered at the Center include:

We welcome your inquiries, suggestions, and requests for professional development and/or training programs for your organization, leadership team, or faculty.  We are always here to serve you and to deliver the highest quality program to meet your needs. You may contact me at 276-619-4311 or email

Penny McCallum


Questions and comments:



VT Southwest Center Site Assistants:

Dove Bush,

Brenda Justus,