Indiana universities work on new plan for shared campus

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Top leaders of Indiana and Purdue universities say they’re working on a new management agreement for the 13,000-student campus that the schools share in Fort Wayne following a state-mandated group’s recommendations for splitting it into two colleges.

The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reports that Purdue University President Mitch Daniels and Indiana University President Michael McRobbie made the announcement Thursday. But they didn’t indicate that they’re embracing the recommendation to split Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne.

A statement from the university presidents says the goal in crafting a renewed agreement is to reverse enrollment decline, improve the rate of student success and strengthen the school’s contribution to northwest Indiana.

The presidents will appoint a committee to finalize a plan and create strategies.

Any new agreement must be approved by trustees at both universities.

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