The University of Phoenix will relocate its Tulsa campus to Eastgate Metroplex, officials announced today.
The university will move from its current location at 10810 E. 45th St. to Eastgate Metroplex, the former site of Eastland Mall at 14002 E. 21st St., sometime in the fall.
Lori Santiago, University of Phoenix vice president and director of Oklahoma campuses, said the new campus will offer many new amenities and expanded services to its students, including all new classroom and computer equipment, a new rEsource center, and more workshops and tutoring on topics such as computer orientation, Power Point, math jumpstart and writing skills. And a new partnership with Coca-Cola will provide students, staff and faculty with complimentary fountain drinks.
“This is a great time for our university,” Santiago said. “While the physical size of our campus will not change much, the allocation of space resources will change, with less classroom space, and more space used for other individual and group learning resources. And we’re definitely happy to be the newest neighbor at Eastgate Metroplex.”
Gerry Chauvin, director of development for Eastgate Metroplex, sees this as a major milestone for Eastgate as well as University of Phoenix.
“We’ve known from the beginning that an institution of higher education would be a key component of our tenant mix here at Eastgate, and we are thrilled to welcome the University of Phoenix,” said Chauvin. “It is a great fit for the project, and their new campus will truly be state of the art.”
The new campus will occupy space formerly home to Mervyn’s. The construction project entails major interior and exterior changes, including a major build-out of the second floor in addition to an all new fa?ade and entry area. Construction on the 40,000 SF space is currently underway and will be completed in October.
Eastgate Metroplex is a multi-use center with over 800,000 SF. Current tenants of Eastgate Metroplex include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Community Action Project of Tulsa County’s Early Childhood Education Center, Kaffe Bona and Mickey’s Family Fun Center.