MILWAUKEE – Alverno College announced Wednesday it will
break ground on a $30 million expansion and renovation
in March, the largest enhancement in the four-year
college’s 126-year history.
The plans, according to the announcement, include a new
classroom building, improvements to the JoAnn McGrath
School of Nursing and the creation of a new, larger
student commons to enhance the student experience.
“Our current campus was built in 1952, and as enrollment
climbs and the needs of our students change, we must
evolve to meet those needs,” said Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D.,
president of Alverno College, in a statement. “This
expansion will ensure that future generations of Alverno
students have the classrooms, gathering spaces and
advanced learning technologies they need to develop
their abilities to the fullest.”
The construction work is scheduled to be completed by
2015. A fundraising campaign begun in 2011 has raised
$27 million of the $30 million. The balance will be
raised through contributions from Alverno alumni and
supporters, according to the announcement.