CUI Expands To Spectrum Center
CUI’s programs have grown so much that some offices recently relocated to the Irvine Spectrum area and now serve as satellite workspace for twenty-five CUI staff.
“We’ve been here since November 1 and it’s working out great,”"
says Tim Peters, Dean of the School of Professional Studies (SPS). “It’s a very professional space.”
Student and program growth is outpacing the construction of new buildings on campus, and the need for space has become critical. The university decided to move the SPS and Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration programs off campus since those programs are conducted almost entirely online. No classes are meeting off-campus. Rather, the new location frees up campus space for staff who require closer proximity to campus.
“Most universities that are growing today are not at one location,” says Peters. “At Concordia Irvine we are serving an adult, diverse population that has less need to be on the main campus if we serve them well.”
The phone, Internet and teleconferencing technologies at the Spectrum location are identical to what is available on campus. Chapel services are streamed twice a week and staff attend chapel in person on Friday.
“The university did a good job not just giving us a space but making it very workable,” says Peters.