Our popular Roanoke center, established in 1984, is centrally located with offices and classrooms at the bustling Roanoke Higher Education Center. Mary Baldwin’s agreement with the Virginia Community College system provides that a student with a transfer-oriented degree may qualify for guaranteed admission.

In Roanoke, we offer:

Directions and Parking

The Roanoke Higher Education Center is housed in the renovated Norfolk & Western Railroad building at 108 North Jefferson Street, next to the Hotel Roanoke.

From 581 heading South:

Take Exit 5.
Turn right onto Wells Ave.
Proceed past The Hotel Roanoke.
Cross Jefferson Street.
Take next left onto Jordan Alley, which leads into the RHEC parking lot.

From 220/581 heading North:
Take Exit 4E, turn right onto Williamson Road.
Proceed south to Wells Ave.,and turn right onto Wells.
Proceed past The Hotel Roanoke.
Cross Jefferson Street.
Take next left onto Jordan Alley, which leads into the RHEC parking lot.


There is a parking lot and a parking garage on the west side of the Center.  For parking rate information, with maps, visit theRoanoke Higher Education Center website.

There is some free on-street parking, but parking regulations are strictly enforced, so read signs carefully.

Finding us:

The offices and classrooms of Mary Baldwin University are on the 8th floor of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, in Suite 816.

**Please note that there are four elevators.  Only the two on the left go all the way to the 8th floor. The two on the right stop on the seventh floor

Faculty and Staff

Greg Anderson, BS, Assistant Director of Admissions in Roanoke
US Army Veteran, he earned his BS in Business Management from Colorado Technical University. His primary duty is admissions recruitment with an emphasis on the veteran population.
Phone: 504-767-6174 Email:


Sharon Barnes, MALS, Director of the Roanoke Center
In addition to advising students, Ms. Barnes teaches courses in Introduction to Listening, Women in Music, and Fundamentals of Music. She is an active member of ACHE (Association of Continuing Higher Education) and IAWM (the International Alliance of Women in Music). Ms. Barnes often appears at conferences as a presenter on the topics of advising adult learners and online teaching.
Phone: 540-767-6172 Email:

Kari A. Salois, MS, ’06, Academic Advisor
Kari Salois has been with the College since July 2011. She advises undergraduate Baldwin Online and Adult Programs students and Post Baccalaureate students seeking teacher licensure. She also teaches Mary Baldwin 101, College Algebra, and Precalculus with Trigonometry. She is an active member of ACHE. Kari has an AA&S in Science from Lord Fairfax Community College, a BA in Mathematics from Mary Baldwin University, and a MS in Education and Student Affairs Administration from Radford University.
Phone: 540-767-6171 Email:

Dianna Parrish's profile photoDianna B. Parrish, MSW, LPN/LCSW, Academic Advisor
Dianna Parrish has been with the College since January 2014. She advises undergraduate students and has been an adjunct professor teaching Social Work courses. Dianna has an AS in General Studies from Virginia Western Community College, a BA in Psychology from Roanoke College, and her MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Phone: 540-767-6173 Email:

Sebolt (2)Stephanie Sebolt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Stephanie Sebolt is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Mary Baldwin University. She holds a BA from Mary Washington College with certification to teach NK-4. She received her MA and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction with certification to teach French K-12 and English as a Second Language K-12.
Dr. Sebolt began her teaching career as an English as a Second Language teacher in Roanoke County in 1993. She was named Roanoke County Teacher of the Year for 2014-15. In addition, she has done adjunct teaching for the University of Mary Washington, Roanoke College, and Virginia Tech in their education programs.
Dr. Sebolt is actively involved in TESOL and VATESOL, professional organizations for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. She enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, wildlife rescue, and spending time with her family. She lives in Salem, VA with her husband, three sons, a dog, and two cats. Research interests include second language acquisition, teaching diverse students, and promising practices in teacher education.

Alice M. Waddell, EdD, Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Waddell joined the Mary Baldwin faculty in 2004 as adjunct faculty. She joined the Roanoke Office in July 2008. She teaches Inquiry in Social Science and Instructional Strategies for Inquiry-Based Classrooms at the Masters level and Elementary Methods and Middle School-Secondary Methods in Baldwin Online and Adult Programs. Dr. Waddell serves as the Faculty Advisor for GTE in the Roanoke Center and supervises student teachers.
Phone: 540-767-6175 Email:

Street Address:
108 N Jefferson St, Suite 816
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 540-767-6170
Fax: 540-767-6176
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Friday Closed to Public

Roanoke city photo courtesy of Joe Ravi