Stritch celebrates opening of new Madison site

Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM

After 13 years in its former locations in Madison, Stritch celebrated its recent move to an impressive new Madison classroom site at a grand opening celebration and alumni reception Oct. 28 at the new site, 2310 Crossroads Drive.

Madison Ribbon Cutting

A highlight of the event was a business panel moderated by College of Business and Management Dean Dr. Peter Holbrook, '84, '95, '08: Creating Strategic Business Leadership for the 21st Century. 

The alumni panel engaged in a lively discussion about how they are able to adapt to create sustainable business practices that balance the demands of free enterprise and the pursuit of profit with the need to share its rewards with key stakeholders.

Panelists included:

  • Charlie Murty, ‘08, is an e-commerce veteran. He currently serves as the Director of Technology for Shopbop, a subsidiary of 
  • Laurie (Tines) Peregrine, ’06, co-founded CustomCall Data Systems in Madison, a global company providing IT support, specializing in the billing area. 
  • Frank Peregrine, a serial entrepreneur, who currently serves as vice president of business development at Enghouse Networks in Madison. He co-founded with his wife, Laurie, CustomCall Data Systems.
  • Ron Phelps, ’93, is the founder of the Phelps Group, a portfolio management group for Morgan Stanley in Madison. 
  • Michael Steger, ’97, ’99, ’05, is a member of Stritch’s College of Business and Management Advisory Council in Wisconsin and chief operating officer of Waukesha Metal Products. 

Madison Panel

View additional photos of the grand opening event

Classes at the new location began on Sept. 3. 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.

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.