3 new schools in existing colleges part of IPFW transformation

December 8, 2017 GMT

IPFW will establish three new schools within existing colleges as it begins to transform into Purdue University Fort Wayne next year.

The new School of Polytechnic will merge the department of manufacturing and construction engineering technology and the department of computer, electrical, and information technology, IPFW announced today.

A new School of Education will be part of the renamed College of Professional Studies, now called the College of Education and Public Policy.

A School of Music, which was previously announced, will be part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. A 1 million allocation from the state of Indiana as part of the 2017-19 biennium budget will fund the school.

The schools were approved today by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

“As we look to the future and transition to Purdue Fort Wayne, creating these three new units with the unique designation of ‘schools within colleges’ makes us more attractive to prospective students,” Carl Drummond, vice chancellor for academic affairs and enrollment management, said in a news release.

“By expanding our academic offerings, we can expand our reach with the goals of increasing enrollment and producing more graduates to meet the needs of the northeast Indiana region and beyond.”

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