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Lakeland College is moving its Milwaukee Center to Honey Creek Corporate Center IV, 9000 W. Chester St. in Milwaukee this fall.
The new location, which will house the college's Evening, Weekend and Online program classes offered in the Milwaukee area, will be at the intersection of 84th Street and Interstate 94, giving the college a prime, highly accessible spot for students living in the city and the surrounding counties.
Lakeland had previously explored leasing a new facility at West Layton and 43rd Street in Greenfield, Wis.
"After further analyses of the home addresses of our students and many of their employers, it became clear that this space at the Honey Creek Corporate Center was the best fit due to its accessibility and shorter drive times for our constituents," said Zach Voelz, Lakeland's vice president for enrollment management.
"There is a lot of excitement surrounding Lakeland's commitment to the greater Milwaukee area. The Milwaukee center is one of the college's largest, and this new facility will match the high quality programming we have offered hundreds of students in Southeast Wisconsin for 35 years."
Lakeland expects to move from its current location at 1135 S. 70th St. in West Allis to the new facility this September. It's unclear if the move will happen before fall classes start on Sept. 2.
The college will occupy the majority of the third floor of the Honey Creek Corporate Center IV. Lakeland's location, which is nearly 16,000 square feet, includes 11 classrooms, one laptop lab and one computer lab, a student lounge, eight offices, Wi-Fi throughout the facility and ample free parking. Classrooms will be available for daytime rentals to businesses, clubs and other organizations.
Lakeland has offered evening degree programs in Milwaukee since 1979. Today, the college serves more than 400 students in the Milwaukee area and 2,800 students statewide. Lakeland's total enrollment is approximately 3,600.
In 1978, Lakeland developed an evening degree-completion program for working adults, the first in the state at that time. Last year, Lakeland celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of its main campus, which is located in Sheboygan County.
Lakeland students in Milwaukee can earn a bachelor of arts degree in accounting, business administration, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, marketing, psychology and specialized administration. Lakeland also offers a master of business administration, master of arts in counseling and master of education.
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