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Committee studies IPFW's relationship with Purdue

The 23-member committee examining governance of the state’s regional campuses meets Wednesday in Indianapolis. Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, is co-chairman of the panel, which has a special focus on IPFW.

The General Assembly has been studying IPFW’s relationship with its parent campus, Purdue University, since former Chancellor Michael Wartell was forced into retirement in the year he turned 65. Initial discussions of autonomy for the Fort Wayne campus have evolved into a push for greater control over its authority in establishing graduate-level programs.