§ 23-231.19

(Repealed effective October 1, 2016) Institute for Advanced Learning and Research created; responsibilities

A. With such funds as are appropriated or made available for this purpose, there is hereby created and constituted, in Southside Virginia, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth to be known as the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, hereinafter referred to as the “Institute.” The Institute shall be founded by Averett University, Danville Community College, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

B. The Institute shall:

1. Seek to diversify the Dan River Region’s economy by engaging the resources of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in partnership with Danville Community College and Averett University and public and private bodies and organizations of the region and state.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Expand access to higher education in Southside Virginia by providing for adult and continuing education, workforce training and development, and degree-granting programs, including undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, through partnerships with the Commonwealth’s private and public institutions of higher education, the City of Danville, County of Pittsylvania, the public schools, and the public and private sectors in the region.

5. Serve as a resource and hub for network-related initiatives in education, at all levels, and in economic development activities.

6. 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.

7. Encourage and coordinate, as appropriate, the development and delivery of programs offered by those educational institutions serving the region.

8. Serve as a resource and referral center by maintaining and disseminating information on existing educational programs, research, and university outreach resources.


2002, cc. 581, 620.


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