Lakeland College to build new main entrance

Lakeland College, located in northern Sheboygan County, is planning a $3.3 million project to improve its main entrance.

The new campus entrance will combine the two existing entrances to the campus and will highlight Old Main, the college’s signature building. The entrance will include a bridge that will cross an expanded stream leading to a plaza in front of Old Main.

Additional campus landscaping and roadway improvements are also part of the project.

“By improving the first look that people get of the college, we hope to make a stronger initial impression on people who might decide to take a closer look at Lakeland and discover all of the exciting and wonderful things about this institution,” said Lakeland College president Stephen Gould. “We’ve hidden our signature building, Old Main, the building that identifies this as a college, the building to which all of our alumni can relate to and identify with.”

The main entrance project is expected to begin in the fall of 2011 and be completed in the spring of 2012.

The project is part of the college’s campus master plan to improve its main campus over several decades. Lakeland College has an enrollment of about 4,000.

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