The University of Northwestern will soon be a college option in South Dakota.
“It’s really a privilege for us to be here and to meet the needs of the greater good for the community of Sioux Falls,” Alan Cureton said.
Alan Cureton is the president of the University of Northwestern. He says the growth of Sioux Falls is one reason why they decided to come here.
“It’s noticeable what’s happening in Sioux Falls. It is incredible how this community has been blessed, but it’s the values here in Sioux Falls that we relate to,” Cureton said.
The current expansion will include a building with classrooms and administrative offices, as well as a new studio for “LIFE 96.5”.
“Recently we’re in the process of building a new building out there, and decided to see if there was academic needs in the community. Sure enough, our marketing research came back and said there is a definite need,” Cureton said.
The university’s president says the expansion is expected to be completed in August with classes starting at the end of the month.
“Beginning this fall, we’re going to begin offering a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in leadership, and a Bachelors in Business Administration,” Cureton said.
Jeff Rupp is the station manager of “LIFE 96.5”. He says the station is excited about the expansion.
“We’ve been at that location since 1961. Our current building was built in the early 70s and we’re ready for a new building,” Jeff Rupp said.
Cureton says the current project will cost $1.4 million.