Saturday, November 21, 2015

Kilian Community College in Sioux Falls Announces that it will Close

Kilian Community College, a non-profit institution in Sioux Falls, SD, announced that it will be closing at the end of the spring semester in 2016.  

Kilian Community College has an interesting history.  It was opened in 1977 and was established by the North Central University Board of Directors as the Community College of the North Central University Center.  Dr. Thomas Kilian served as the first president. Ownership of the College resided in a federation of three private Sioux Falls institutions of higher education: Augustana College, the University of Sioux Falls (formerly known as Sioux Falls College), and the Sioux Falls Seminary (formerly known as North American Baptist Seminary). In 1985, ownership was assumed by the Kilian Community College Association as a non-profit institution.

For many years, the College housed its administrative offices and some classrooms on the University of Sioux Falls campus. Kilian purchased the historic Van Brunt building in downtown Sioux Falls in 1993 and then in 2003 moved to a location on the Big Sioux River.