FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) officials announced that the Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees (HLC Board) has officially approved the realignment of IPFW. The approval means the school can now assume the name Purdue University Fort Wayne and begin marketing itself with the new name.
The HLC Board met last month and the official approval was announced Monday. This follows the Indiana University Board of Trustees and Purdue University Board of Trustees signing an agreement plan for the realignment.
“The dedicated people across our campus, as well as our colleagues from the Indiana University and Purdue University Systems, have worked diligently to ensure a solid foundation for the future of both institutions in Fort Wayne,” said Ron Elsenbaumer, Chancellor. “The continued collaboration between Indiana University Fort Wayne and Purdue University Fort Wayne is critical to the future success of both institutions. As we transition to being separate and independent—yet equally committed—partners, I encourage everyone to remember our number one priority—our students.”
Purdue University will retain sole degree-granting authority for all academic programs other than the IUPUI health sciences programs offered on the Fort Wayne campus.