GURNEE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management announce the opening of the new Gurnee Center at 1325 Tri-State Parkway. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday evening, March 22, and included Mayor Kristina Kovarik, Gurnee Chamber Executive Director Elmer Fallos and Lake County Chamber Executive Director Stewart Kerr, along with DeVry University faculty, students, alumni and friends. The ceremony focused on the importance of higher education rooted in the community.
DeVry recently moved from its previous Gurnee facility to provide a more collaborative education environment for its students. The new center provides approximately 5,400 square feet of space, including two classrooms, a technology lab, break out areas for student groups, a student lounge, an academic support center and administrative offices. The design and layout of the new center offers an open floor plan in the lobby and common areas. The classrooms and computer room are also more spacious and comfortable for students.
“With the new center’s open space, it feels more collaborative and welcoming, and we’re already seeing more students using the facility than ever before,” said Corey Ochall, dean of campuses – Chicagoland. “After being in Gurnee for 14 years, we wanted to stay in a familiar community, in the same business park as it is a convenient mid-point to Chicago and Milwaukee.”
DeVry University offers associate, bachelor and master degree programs, online or at one of its 50+ locations nationwide, including Gurnee. There are eight other DeVry University locations in Illinois.
With a key focus on economic development, Mayor Kovarik is pleased DeVry is remaining in Gurnee. “DeVry University has been a part of our community since 2004 and we are thrilled the university will continue to call Gurnee its home,” said Kovarik. “My office works hard at doing the right things to retain and attract new businesses, and we appreciate having an outstanding higher education institution such as DeVry rooted in the fabric of our community.”
Situated near the Gurnee Mills Mall, with easy access to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) via the Grand Avenue/Route 132 exit, the DeVry University Gurnee Center is in close proximity to research facilities, financial institutions and industrial parks, as well as in driving distance to Chicago and Milwaukee’s business communities.
For more information on DeVry University, the new Gurnee Center or any of its undergraduate or graduate degree programs, visit www.devry.edu.
About DeVry University
DeVry University’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within its five distinguished colleges of study: Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org). To learn more about DeVry University, visit devry.edu.