May 17, 2006 - Grantham University, who specializes in educating working adults, today received an award from the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce for contributing to the economic vitality and quality of life in the Northland community. Grantham University recently opened the doors to its new main campus building at 16025 W 113th Street in Zona Rosa after relocating from New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
"Although the circumstances that brought us to Kansas City were difficult, we're extremely happy to be here," said Roy Winter, President of Grantham University, who was present to accept the award. "The Northland community has given us a warm welcome and we're pleased to be providing jobs here. The quality of life for our employees that moved with us from Louisiana is superb and we're impressed with the skilled work force in this area."
Grantham, an online university with more than 10,000 students, has created 150 new jobs and plans to create more by year's end. Sixty employees relocated to Kansas City with the University ten days after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its facilities in Slidell, La.
Established in 1951, Grantham University, has contributed to the formal education of thousands of adult students and military service members, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in a variety of industries. Grantham offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, General Studies, Computer Science, and other technology related degrees.
As a University with a strong focus on academics, Grantham's students complete coursework at times and places that fit their busy schedules. Grantham's faculty, administration, and advisors are comprised of educators, business executives, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Among the advisors are Dr. D. Bruce Merrifield, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce under President Reagan and an endowed chair at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Herbert I. London, founder, endowed chair, and former Dean of Students at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and Dr. Mark Skousen, economist, financial advisor, author and economics professor at Columbia University's Barnard College.
"We look forward to a prosperous future in the Northland area and we're proud to say it feels like home," adds Winter.