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Bringing the campus to the community

Based at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, the Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA) provides university-community engagement programs and leadership development opportunities in conjunction with Virginia Tech faculty.

Today's professional must be capable of leading change and people; generating results; managing human, financial, and information resources strategically; facilitating cooperation and teamwork; and deploying technical knowledge and skills effectively. We can help foster best practices and innovation across professions and sectors including business, industry, K-12 and post-secondary education, government, and nonprofit.

Programs are offered at the historic Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia. The hotel and conference center is a shining example of a campus-community partnership between Virginia Tech and the city of Roanoke.

Our programs

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COTA provides grants to support conferences and programs at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. Funding guidelines have been established by Virginia Tech and are awarded by the COTA leadership team. The following programs are eligible for consideration and will be prioritized thusly:

  • Virginia Tech-affiliated activities.
  • Other university and educational organizations.
  • State and federal agencies.
  • Professional associations and other nonprofit organizations not affiliated with Virginia Tech.
  • Private-sector companies and organizations.
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Virginia Tech Roanoke Center

108 N. Jefferson St., Suite 701, 
Roanoke, VA  24016

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

110 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke, VA 24016