Gurnee sees greater university presence

April 25, 2018 by  

DeVry University, in concert with Keller Graduate School of Management, recently relocated within Gurnee and enlarged its operations. The new Gurnee Center is now in Lake County village on Tri-State Parkway.

The new space gives the institution 5,400 square feet to work with, and includes administrative offices, a student lounge, areas where student groups can hold breakout sessions, a technology lab, two classrooms, and a center for academic support. The center is close to Gurnee Mills Mall, which makes it easy to reach via the Grand Avenue exit from the Tri-State Tollway.

Speaking on behalf of DeVry, Corey Ochall said the new center provides a lot of open space, which makes it feel welcoming and encourages collaborative efforts. He adds he is now seeing more students than before using the facility. He also noted that DeVry has been in Gurnee for 14 years, and wanted to remain in the community because of the University’s history with the village. It is also a good location, midway between Milwaukee and Chicago.

Kristina Kovarik, the mayor of Gurnee, said she was delighted DeVry is remaining in the community, nothing that it has been located there since 2004. She added that she and other officials work hard to bring new business to the community and retain those that are already established.

When expansions like this occur, organizations can work with a brochure printing company to create a booklet about their new location.