Park University, which has expanded nationwide from its Parkville base by developing a national network of satellite campuses, is adding one more–only this time, it won’t have to go very far from home. Officials this morning announced that Park’s 41st campus center would start offering classes in August inside the new Lenexa City Hall building near 87th Street Parkway and Interstate 435.
The Lenexa location will be Park’s first physical campus in the state of Kansas, joining 40 other centers, 33 of which are on military installtions. It will be Park’s fourth area location; the university already has other classroom spaces Downtown and in Independence.
“With the opening of Park’s Lenexa Campus, we are excited to expand our community partnerships while meeting more students’ needs through the transformative power of higher education,” said Park’s presidnet, Greg Gunderson, who signed the lease agreement with Mayor Mike Boehm on Wednesday night.
The Lenexa facility will cover 5,000 square feet on the third floor of the new City Hall, and will include five classrooms, offices for staff and faculty, a collaboration space and kitchen/vending area, and will offer classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level.