In a move that will put its students and education programs in a major healthcare industry hub and closer to potential career opportunities, Spencerian College, which has educated students in Louisville and throughout Kentuckiana since 1892, is relocating to a multi-million dollar, multi-acre campus at 4000 Dupont Circle within Dupont Circle Medical Complex.
The projected launch of the new Spencerian College medical campus is mid-2017.
Located at the intersection of Breckenridge Lane and the Watterson Expressway (I-264), Dupont Circle area is the largest regional medical complex outside of downtown Louisville. Recent acquisitions by Kentucky One Health and Norton Healthcare will add to the medical facilities, career opportunities and services available to Spencerian students in the new location.
Spencerian, which is part of The Sullivan University System, is known for its successful focus on healthcare-related programs, careers, skills enhancement and training. Among its most popular programs are nursing, surgical technology, radiologic technology, medical assistant, medical lab tech and respiratory therapy.
“This is an exciting time for Spencerian College,” said executive director Jan Gordon, who has been a faculty member and administrator at Spencerian for more than 38 years. “Moving to a new campus location provides tremendous access to major employers in Louisville’s healthcare industry and will provide the opportunity for more collaborative, interprofessional education and career opportunities for our current and future students and the medical community.”
The 53,000-square-foot Spencerian campus buildings will be completely renovated with new labs, classrooms and clinical facilities to better serve students and the medical community.
The move will allow Spencerian College and Sullivan University, who will also be offering classes in the new building, to share labs and facilities, allowing for inter-disciplinary education training that both the medical professions and accreditors desire.
Executive Director Gordon thanked and complimented officials, local businesses and residents of Shively for making Spencerian College part of their community for more than 24 years.
“Spencerian’s current location has served students well and we express a great deal of gratitude to the city of Shively for all the services and assistance officials there have provided our students, faculty and staff,” Gordon said.
About Spencerian College
Enos Spencer, a nationally recognized business educator of his time, founded Spencerian College in Louisville in 1892, some 124 years ago. The same family of educators that lead The Sullivan University System today have been part of the century old Spencerian for three generations since 1926, with more than 90 years of interrupted service to Kentuckiana.
Spencerian College specializes in offering numerous healthcare programs and graduates hold positions in the business, medical, and technical fields all across the United States.