Berkeley College Furthers Woodland Park Renaissance


6, 2013

Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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The Woodland Park Renaissance of Berkeley College began in earnest this spring with major architectural renovations to serve the needs of students better at the Woodland Park, NJ, location. The project, which will be completed in phases, includes a new Student Center as well as renovations to the Admissions and Academic buildings.

“Berkeley College’s Woodland Park Renaissance will provide a newly transformed state-of-the-art facility that will enhance the teaching and learning environment,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College. “In addition, it will offer new academic programs that serve our students in their quest for career success.” 

The old Student Center will become the new Admissions Visitor Center.  The adjacent building, which formerly served as student housing, will be renovated to include an atrium, student lounge and dining services, state-of-the-art library, Academic Support Center, bookstore and fitness room. 

The transformation will include the creation of new design studios that will support the popular Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Interior Design, as well as the proposed new Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Graphic Design. The renovations in the Academic buildings will accommodate the widening fields of interest among students in International Business, Management, Accounting, Justice Studies, Legal Studies, Fashion Marketing and Management, Marketing Communications and Information Technology Management.

A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. And in New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

Photo Caption A: Major architectural renovations to better serve the needs of students at the Woodland Park, NJ, location of Berkeley College include a new Student Center as well as renovations to the Admissions and Academic buildings.  At the Groundbreaking Ceremony are, left to right, Mark Wagener, Vice President for Operations; Kevin L. Luing, Board Chairman; Linda Pinsky-Mauro, Campus Operating Officer, Woodland Park; Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President; and Donald Devine, Senior Vice President, Finance, Administration and Chief Financial Officer.


Photo Caption B: In 2011, as part of the Berkeley College Woodland Park Renaissance, the location began undergoing smaller renovations that included widening of the entrance from Rifle Camp Road, improvement of lighted pedestrian walkways and installation of handicapped-accessible ramps.  The major architectural changes now underway to better serve the needs of students include a new Student Center as well as renovations to the Admissions and Academic buildings.

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