Christiansburg Institute, Inc.

Board of Directors

Christiansburg Institute, Inc.



Debbie Sherman-Lee


Christopher Sanchez

Christine King


Shania Clinedinst

Fred Thomas

Kathryn King

Latonya Walker


NL Bishiop

Gladys Sokolow


Casey Jenkins


Christopher Sanchez

Executive Director

Casey Jenkins is Executive Director of Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. From his first days in Blacksburg, Casey was drawn toward the largely untold history of Christiansburg Institute Inc. and wanted to help promote and share the narrative. CII's story and legacy is still unfolding and he is proud to see the organization make great strides in owning the narrative, especially in today's climate, and to be a small piece of CI, Inc.’s progress!

Casey received a B.A in Communications from Virginia Tech in May of 2014. Shortly thereafter, he took a supervisory role at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Alexandria, Virginia in early 2015. In this role, he was a Guest Services Supervisor, managed a staff of 30 people, and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the museum and estate. In January of 2017, Casey took a position as the Visitor Services and Volunteer Programs Manager at The Valentine, a history and arts museum in Richmond, Virginia. In March of 2018, he returned to southwest Virginia and became Events Coordinator for the Town of Christiansburg. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration from the University of Virginia.

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