Christiansburg Institute, Inc.

Founded in 1996 and created by the Christiansburg Institute Alumni Association, the Christiansburg Institute, Inc. (CII), preserves the remaining facilities and archives of Christiansburg Industrial Institute, and enacts the legacy of the former school by serving the multi-cultural needs of today’s New River Valley. CII is becoming a catalyst for community dialogue, public forums, and multi-cultural events, as the New River Valley encounters a future that is radically changing from its past. CII recognizes the important role African American communities and other racial and ethnic communities throughout the region play in the cultural life and leadership of the Valley, and how the legacy of this school can nurture and provide.

CI Inc., Board of Directors

Executive Director Emeritas, Gladys Sokolow

Class of 53'

Chair, Robert H. Leonard

bob.leonard@vt.edu

Secretary, Evelyn K. Young

Class of 66'

Treasurer, Debbie Sherman Lee

N.L. Bishop

Jessie Eaves

Class of 65'

Latanya Walker

Fred Thomas

Class of 44'

CI Inc., Staff

Executive Director, Chris Sanchez

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