IU Trustees Sign-Off on IPFW Campus Split

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The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved an agreement to realign IPFW. Under terms of the deal, which still needs approval from Purdue University trustees, Purdue will take control of the full Fort Wayne campus, while IU will manage and operate its medical school in existing facilities. A joint statement from IU President Michael McRobbie and Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the arrangement will create "a seamless experience" students of both schools by playing to their respective academic strengths.

Purdue will run all academic programs on the campus, except for IU's existing health science-related degrees in nursing, dental education, radiography and social work.

The agreement calls for NCAA-sanctioned athletic teams to remain open to students enrolled at both schools on the campus, which will compete under a single athletic program. Teams were recently rebranded as "Fort Wayne." A name for the school has not yet been determined, but the filing says Purdue will take input from stakeholders in the IPFW, Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana communities to make its determination. Identification and logos on campus will be displayed at Purdue's discretion.

The realignment is slated to officially take hold July 1, 2018. The public document, which you can connect to here, also outlines procedures for academic credit and employee status throughout the transition process.

The agreement stuck with many recommendations set forth by the state's Legislative Services Agency and a working group made up of leaders connected to IU, IPFW, Purdue and the community.

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