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Roanoke Higher Education Center makes two executive appointments

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The Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC) announced that Lori Van Curen has been appointed director of finance and administration and Chris Meacham has been named director of facility services.

Van Curen has served as senior financial reporting analyst at RHEC since February 2011, responsible for monitoring, reporting and managing financial activities.  She previously worked as an accounting supervisor for the city of Roanoke, supervising senior accountant for Parts Depot Inc., and accounting team leader for BellSouth Communication Systems.

Meacham most recently worked at Bridgewater College as assistant director of facilities. He was previously employed at Radford University as the assistant director of facilities in the Mechanical Services Department. His background also includes work as a sales engineer for Hobbs and Associates and regional sales manager for Des Champs Labs. He is also a former high school math teacher for Alleghany County Schools. Meacham grew up in the Roanoke Valley and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Military Institute.

The Roanoke Higher Education Authority (RHEA) is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia that is governed by a board of trustees. RHEA was formed as a nonresidential educational institution to stimulate economic growth in the Roanoke region. The Roanoke Higher Education Center functions under the umbrella of the authority, allowing access to educational opportunities that lead to degrees, certificates, endorsements and workforce skill development

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