UW-Whitewater to be part of the Blackhawk Community Credit Union new headquarters

October 04, 2018

Legacy Center renderingThe University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will find an additional home in downtown Janesville to complement the UW-Whitewater at Rock County Campus when the Blackhawk Community Credit Union headquarters opens.

On Friday, UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper was among the speakers at the historic announcement regarding the Credit Union's new headquarters. The project will include a Legacy Center, which brings the history of Fischer Body, General Motors, and the UAW together with the future of Janesville.

"I want to thank Blackhawk Community Credit Union CEO Sherri Stumpf for including UW-Whitewater in this project that redefines downtown Janesville," Kopper said. "We are honored to be a part of such an important development for the city of Janesville and Rock County."

"When I was told last October that UW-Whitewater would be partnered with UW-Rock County as part of the UW Colleges restructuring project, I knew we were receiving a wonderful campus filled with talented students, faculty and staff. I also understood we would become more deeply embedded into Rock County communities and there would be many opportunities for new and expanded partnerships," Kopper said.

"This announcement shows the power of what can happen when people with a vision work together. I know I speak for our entire campus when I say it is an honor to be a part of the new Blackhawk Community Credit Union headquarters."

Friday's announcement came on the heels of the news that Quint and Rishy Studer had generously funded through the UW-Whitewater Foundation a new position on campus, the Director of Strategic Engagement. The position, located in Rock County, will connect businesses, industries and community organizations with the necessary resources on campus to broaden opportunities and create new partnerships.

"I know this is just the beginning of a long and successful partnership between UW-Whitewater and Rock County. I can't wait to see what we all accomplish together," Kopper said.