About Us

Mission Statement:

To serve as the region’s Learning Center of choice, capitalizing on the resources of an alliance of partners, as well as the region’s foremost Conference and Training Center, working together to enhance the workforce and economic vitality of the region.


Vision Statement:

We will be the most innovative and outstanding lifelong learning campus in the nation.


The RLA has many unique characteristics, but none is more evident than our commitment to learning. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, every student and visitor is a lifelong learner. Our first priority is dedicated to expanding their knowledge and skills - whether to obtain a degree or to further their professional development. Every person that walks through our doors has an opportunity to gain more knowledge, improve their skills, and ultimately help build a better workforce. Not only are we devoted to improving the economy of Western Pennsylvania and its people, but we believe that it’s our job to be the national leader in what we do.

In addition to our Conference Center and Higher Education services, the RLA is proud to have the both HeartPrints Center for Early Education and Keystone State Music Theater Academy at our campus which are both nonprofit private academic institutions.  Our campus is also the leader in supporting regional Workforce Development.