Cherry Valley trustees unanimously voted to allow a satellite of Upper Iowa University to take root in the village.
The school will offer a degree in public administration with an emphasis in either fire science technology, law enforcement or emergency disaster management. The school is expected to expand its major offerings in the future. The building itself will be over 13 thousand square feet. There will be seven class rooms, a computer lab, a student lounge and offices for faculty and staff. The hope is that local students will enroll and keep their newly learned skills within our community.
"Its great for Cherry Valley its great for the Rock River Valley, it brings another level of upper education to the area so people of this area can take graduate classes at. " says Cherry Valley Village President Jim Claeyssen.
Construction on the building will begin in October. Class should start on March 1st of 2008.
The location was chosen partly because it is close to both intestates 39 and 90. The limestone and brick building will be visible from I-90.