Institute for Advanced Learning & Research Board of Trustees


  • Monthly
  • Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
  • 150 Slayton Avenue
  • Danville, Virginia 24541


  • Mark Holland, City of Danville Representative, City Council appointed
  • Pittsylvania County Representative
  • The Virginia Senate Representative
  • The Virginia House of Delegates Representative
  • The Governor's Representative
  • Averett University President
  • Danville Community College President
  • Virginia Tech Representative
  • Future of the Piedmont Representative


  • The Institute shall seek to diversify the Dan River Region's economy by engaging the resources of Virginia Tech in partnership with Danville Community College and Averett University and public and private bodies and organizations of the region and state
  • Serve as a catalyst for economic and community transformation by leveraging and brokering resources that support economic diversity for the region, particularly within the network economy
  • Provide a site for the development of the technology and trained workforce necessary for new economic enterprises to flourish in Southside Virginia through the teaching, research, outreach and technology available from its partner institutions
  • Expand access to higher education in Southside Virginia by providing for adult and continuing education, workforce training and development, and degree-granting programs
  • Assist in regional economic and community development efforts by housing and encouraging research and product-related activities and encouraging high technology economic development in the region
  • Encourage and coordinate, as appropriate, the development and delivery of programs offered by those educational institutions serving the region
  • Serve as a resource and referral center by maintaining and disseminating information on existing educational programs, research, and university outreach resources

For more information, contact The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research at 434-766-6700, ext. 766. To apply to serve on this Board, please fill out our online application.