In an effort to provide students with a more spacious and modern learning environment, Herzing University’s Kenosha campus is moving to the former Kenosha News building in the downtown area. The school received a Community Development Investment (CDI) Grant of up to $250,000 provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to help with rehabilitation of the building, which should be complete by the start of the fall semester.
CDI grants are designated for urban, small city and rural community redevelopment projects, and the campus move supports a strategy by local officials and leaders to revitalize the downtown Kenosha area.
“We’re excited about the future of this entire area, and we’re proud that Herzing will be a key pillar of downtown Kenosha,” said Dr. Jeff Hill, president of the university’s Kenosha and Madison campuses. “There are a number of other businesses and
retailers opening downtown, making it an enjoyable environment for our students.”
Located at 5800 Seventh Avenue in Kenosha, Herzing’s new campus will feature upgraded classrooms and common areas as well as state-ofthe-industry labs and simulation learning technology. The labs and simulation learning rooms are an important component of the school’s nursing and healthcare programs, which is where most students are enrolled.
“There is a great demand for well-trained healthcare workers across this region and the state of Wisconsin,” Hill said. “We’re looking forward to many years in our new home while preparing students for rewarding careers that help meet local workforce needs.”