IU Board of Trustees approves IPFW realignment into 2 schools

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Indiana University Board of Trustees approved the realignment of IPFW on Thursday.

The proposal will split IPFW into two separate entities.

According to IU, the agreement would transfer Purdue’s IPFW nursing, medical image and dental education programs to IU. Purdue University would handle the rest of the programs.

The agreement still has to be approved by Purdue’s Trustees, which will vote on Dec. 16. If it is approved, it would go into effect by July 1, 2018.

“Current students will be given a time period in order to graduate from the institution that they are currently enrolled,” IPFW Spokesperson Kimberly Wagner said. “They will have until July 1, 2021.”

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The board voted on Thursday 7-2 to approve the plan.

“IPFW administrators, faculty and staff evaluated potential outcomes and consequences during the LSA study that began almost two years ago and have been working to provide information to our parent institutions since the report was released in January 2016,” IPFW said in a press release. “Today’s action brings us one step closer to a decision regarding the future governance of our campus after many months of uncertainty.”

You can read the entire press release below.

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) released the following statement today about the vote taken regarding IPFW’s campus governance at the Indiana University Board of Trustees meeting:

As announced earlier by President Daniels and President McRobbie, the Indiana University Board of Trustees voted today to approve an agreement and plan of realignment designed to implement the recommendations of the January 2016 LSA report.  The agreement still needs to be approved by the Purdue University Board of Trustees at its stated meeting scheduled for December 16.
 
IPFW administrators, faculty and staff evaluated potential outcomes and consequences during the LSA study that began almost two years ago and have been working to provide information to our parent institutions since the report was released in January 2016. Today’s action brings us one step closer to a decision regarding the future governance of our campus after many months of uncertainty.  Assuming approval of the plan by the Purdue Trustees two weeks from now, we will continue to work with Purdue and IU to implement the realigned structure with a view toward making it a success for our students, our campus community, our city and the Northeast Indiana region.

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