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