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North Campus History

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North Campus History

The Quincy University North Campus facility was originally built in 1963 as the Our Lady of the Angels Franciscan Seminary. The Seminary and the adjacent 26 acres of land were sold to Quincy University for one dollar in 1984. In the fall of 1984, classes began in the new branch of Quincy University known today as “North Campus”. North Campus is currently the home of the natural science, psychology and music programs.

North Campus consists of four interconnected buildings. The circle drive entrance off 18th Street leads directly into A-Building which houses laboratories and classrooms. At the present time, music facilities are located in the lower level of A-Building. As seen on the enclosed map, A-Building connects to both B and D-Buildings and the circle is completed with C-Building which houses the Chapel.

Quincy University has already begun investing in North Campus including a $135,000 investment in the North Campus Fiber Network and $388,795 in North Campus facility improvements in the past two years including air conditioning upgrades, new lecture hall seating and roof replacements. A renewed commitment to preserving and utilizing North Campus resulted in the first ever $1 Million gift from a living donor in 2012 for the creation of the Connie Niemann Center for Music. This investment funded the renovation of the North Campus Chapel (C-Building) into a multipurpose music performance center for concerts, exhibits, receptions, worship and community gatherings.

The creation of the Connie Niemann Center for Music performance hall was the first step on the timeline for the North Campus Revitalization Project and has paved the way for the relocation of the entire music department including music studios, offices and classrooms currently located in the lower level of A-Building. When the music department vacates A-Building, it will allow for a planned A-Building science renovation and expansion to take place.

Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan

In 2008 Quincy University conducted a self-study to prepare for accreditation with the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. The self-study process engaged the entire campus community of faculty, staff and students in reviewing, assessing and identifying goals for every aspect of the university. Based on the results of the self-study, in 2009 the university was awarded a 10-year accreditation—the maximum awarded by the Commission.

The self-study process identified a need for a strategic plan outlining the goals, objectives and specific actions the university will take to continue on its path of growth and stability. A Strategic Plan was completed in May of 2010 and identifies five overarching goals of the university. Beginning in September 2010, Quincy University began translating the strategic plan into a blueprint for the physical and visible space on campus which resulted in a five-year Master Plan.

The 2012 Master Plan outlines seven major areas of focus for investment in the next five years. A renewed commitment to the North Campus facility, representing nearly 30% of the entire $23 Million Master Plan Budget, is a central focus of this plan. The North Campus Revitalization project is estimated at $5.8 Million and includes the expansion and renovation of the Natural Science Facility, the creation of a Music Performance Center, and the relocation and expansion of the music and communication facility.

Quincy University’s North Campus serves students of all backgrounds and disciplines including science, mathematics, psychology, theater, music, and communication. In addition to academic pursuits, the campus also supports athletic and spiritual development through the soccer field complex, indoor baseball/softball facility and, Franciscan Retreat Center.

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