Classes begin at new Madison site

Monday, September 16, 2013 2:00:00 PM

After 13 years in its former locations, Stritch moved its Madison classroom and office site into a new business community in the High Crossing Center. Classes at the new location began on Sept. 3.

Madison site

The relocation brought students from the College of Business and Management and the College of Education and Leadership to a primary site on the city’s east side. Students from the three former Madison locations now meet at the new facility.

 “This site is in an exemplary office complex that is newer, better maintained, and more functional than the former site,” said Dr. James P. Loftus, Stritch president. “It is an attractive location that offers a very professional setting that has brought together students from two of our four extraordinary colleges.”

Site manager and academic advisor Gabe Skiff said the transition went smoothly.

“We were up and running at full speed on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for evening classes,” said Skiff.

He credits a number of Stritch staff, including individuals from Facilities and the Office of Information services, with the efficient transfer of materials and technological services to the new site.

Early student and faculty feedback on the new site has been positive. Scott Braucht, faculty in the College of Business and Management, confirmed a seamless transition into the new site.

“All systems were ready to go when I walked into the new space,” said Braucht, adding that the site and its location are a good match for Stritch.

The decision to relocate came after months of careful study and was driven by several considerations. The new location provides state-of-the-art computer labs and classroom technology; a renovated lounge and vending area; and conference rooms.

A grand opening celebration and alumni reception will be held at the site on Oct. 28.