Mesa Center for Higher Education
Mesa Center for Higher Education is located at 245
W. 2nd St. The 53,000 sq. ft. building
has been transformed into a shared academic space for new
colleges and universities expanding into Mesa. In December 2012, the
Mesa City Council approved the construction for the project and
the five year leases with both
Westminster College and
The first phase of development
involved renovating the first floor and lower level,
approximately 42,000 sq. ft. This phase consists of 13 classrooms,
six labs (engineering and sciences), offices, conference
rooms and numerous student study and gathering spaces. The
second floor of the building, approximately 11,000 sq. ft., will be
reserved for future expansion needs. The light rail
extension will help to bring students within walking distance of
the new campus and the various other downtown Mesa assets.
The location was a
draw for the schools, which were attracted to the city’s METRO
light rail, the Mesa Arts Center and the nearby Phoenix-Mesa
Gateway Airport. The institutions are also eager to offer
educational opportunities to the nearly 260,000 students
enrolled in two-year programs within the Maricopa County
Community College system.
Dr. Robert Seelinger
Environmental Sciences & Studies
Management Information Systems
Creative Writing, M.A./M.F.A.
Engineering Management, M.S.
Mechanical Engineering, M.S.