Herzing plans to start offering classes in new facility in fall

Freeman Staff

April 4, 2019

Herzing University’s Brookfield location will move into the former Fresh Market building in the parking lot of Brookfield Square Mall.
Submitted rendering

BROOKFIELD — Brookfield Square continues to find new ways to reinvent itself from the traditional mall with everything from anchor stores to an entertainment complex. Now, where the Fresh Market used to stand, Herzing University will offer classes starting this fall.

The educational business received approval for the Brookfield campus to operate out of the 23,000-squarefoot building at 15895 W. Bluemound Road, which is freestanding in the mall’s parking lot. It will offer more space and easier access to students who attend the nonprofit school, according to the announcement. Classes are planned to start in September.

“We’re thrilled to make this transition because the new space will enhance our students’ educational experience,” said Herzing-Brookfield Campus President Jarvis Racine in a statement. “In addition to upgraded classrooms and common areas, we’re also expanding our nursing labs and our physical therapy assisting clinic. This will allow our students to participate in more hands-on learning experiences while accommodating our future growth as we continue to address regional workforce demands.”

Herzing is a transfer-friendly university offering year-round study and degree programs in nursing, health care, business and information technology. The Brookfield campus is well known for its small class sizes and supportive staff and faculty.

“Moving Herzing to Brookfield Square will help reinvigorate the area,” said Daniel Ertl, Director of Community Development for Brookfield. “We believe Herzing University will be additive to the new and exciting lifestyle offerings that Brookfield Square will create in 2019 and 2020.”

CBL Properties, which is a real estate investment company headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., worked with Herzing.

“The addition of Herzing University is complementary to the uses that we are adding at Brookfield Square as part of our redevelopment project,” said Stacey Keating, spokesperson for CBL Properties and Brookfield Square in a statement. “CBL’s vision is to transform its properties into suburban town centers, and the addition of educational facilities like this one contributes to bringing that vision to life.”

The Brookfield campus is currently at 555 S. Executive Drive.