FAYETTE, IOWA (August 13, 2007) – Upper Iowa University will soon expand to the Rockford area by opening a new center at 1117 Tebala Drive, Cherry Valley, Il. (located one-half mile north of the I-20/I-39/I-90 interchange). The hiring process for both faculty and staff has already begun, with classes planned to begin March 1, 2008.
Fashioned from limestone and brick, the new center is intended to resemble the buildings on Upper Iowa University’s traditional campus in Fayette. The 13,145 sq. ft. center will have seven classrooms, state-of-the-art-computer lab, student lounge, offices for faculty and staff and ample parking. With anticipated enrollment of over 300 students by the end of the third operating year, the center has also been designed to accommodate future expansion.
Majors that will initially be offered include accounting, public administration with an emphasis in fire science, public administration with an emphasis in law enforcement, and emergency disaster management. Upper Iowa expects to expand its major offerings in the near future.
“Our new facility will accommodate a wide variety of majors aimed at serving the greater Rockford area,” stated Tim Hunt, associate vice president for the extended university. “It will offer students of all ages an excellent opportunity to further their education.”
Upper Iowa University will also be opening a new center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with classes scheduled to begin January 1, 2008. Future expansion opportunities for Upper Iowa also include the Council Bluffs area.
For more information on Upper Iowa University-Rockford, please call 563-425-5394 or 563-425-5339.