Published on October 29th, 2012 | by Andrea Earnest0
Oak Brook Campus Moves to New Location
Andrea Earnest, Contributor
Pictured above by Marc Denson: Lewis University’s new location in Oak Brook has a beautiful campus.
The Oak Brook regional campus is moving to a new location. The new campus, located at 1111 22nd Street, Suite 700, in Oak Brook, is about a half mile west of the old location.
The new location has 15 classrooms, three conference rooms and a nursing wing. This space surpasses the 11 classrooms and three conference rooms that the old location had.
There were several reasons for the move, including a want for more space, classes and programs.
“I would say that the move comes from the fact that our lease was ending at the current site, and we wanted a new campus that was larger, more visible and modern and easier to find,” said Dr. Walter Pearson, Dean of the School for Professional and Continuing Education.
The new location can be seen from I-88, and is more accessible for students.
With the move to the new location, the regional site will accommodate even more programs because of the increase in the amount of space and the addition of several classrooms.
The Oak Brook campus already offers several programs for undergraduates and graduate students. Degrees in nursing, business administration, criminal social justice and finance can be earned. Students can also take business certificate programs and a certificate program in commercial real estate.
As with all the regional campuses, students must have at least an associate degree to participate in classes at the regional sites.
Regional Campus Assistant Jennifer Manderscheid believes students will appreciate the upgrade in technology, more space and covered parking the new building offers.
The new campus also has a computer lab and mobile computer lab, which is a cart that holds several laptops that can be rolled from classroom to classroom. Students who don’t bring a laptop to class can use the mobile computer lab and have access to the Internet.
Students can also have access to the Lewis Library Databases, which is available from any student computer in the computer lab. The databases offer thousands of articles and books that can help with research.
The staff of the Oak Brook campus staff is excited for the move. They hope students will enjoy the new space and the multiple upgrades that the new building offers.
“I love new things; change is good,” Manderscheid said. “A new adventure, [and] more space will be wonderful.”
The new site will open for the spring semester on Jan. 14, 2013.