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Name change approved for Fort Wayne campus

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

IPFW will have a new name come next July.

The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the new name for the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus. The trustees approved a resolution Friday to designate "Purdue University Fort Wayne" as the new name for the campus post realignment.

Leaders of Purdue and Indiana University agreed to split the campus, making it a Purdue regional campus with IU offering courses in Health Sciences. The realignment effective date, and when it will be called by its new name, is July 1, 2018.

"What is important for everyone to remember is this: Purdue Fort Wayne will have the same mission that sustained IPFW for more than 50 years: an unmatched commitment to student success and the community,its employers and our alumni," the spokesperson for IPFW said in a statement. "Now, with a clearer focus and as the region’s premier comprehensive public higher education institution, we are better positioned to provide a differentiated, unique experience to our students and contribute to the many endeavors in northeast Indiana aligned with our areas of impact.

The Indiana University Board of Trustees also recently approved the name of "Indiana University Fort Wayne" for its health science programs. The naming will take effect with the July1, 2018 realignment.

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