Office of the Chancellor

Past Messages

Realignment Update

Vicky Carwein, June 16, 2017

Earlier today, the Purdue University and Indiana University Boards of Trustees approved ancillary agreements to continue the work of realignment which will be effective July 1, 2018. The agreements approved include the Program Transfer Agreement; Student, Faculty and Staff Services Agreement; Curriculum Offering and Academic Delivery Agreement; Lease Agreement, and Teach-Out Agreement. With the exception of the Program Transfer Agreement, which takes effect July 1, 2017, the agreements provide for a one-year transition period before the realignment fully takes effect on July 1, 2018.

Today’s approval marks a critical step in the realignment process and puts the framework solidly in place for the realignment of our campus. As many of you know due to your involvement in the process, work has been ongoing for many months. More than 200 faculty and staff from IPFW, Purdue and IU have been involved in working groups thus far, and much work is yet to be accomplished in the coming year.

As we continue working towards the realignment effective date, it is important to remember that the university will have the same mission that has sustained our campus for more than 50 years: an unmatched commitment to student success and the community, its employers and our alumni. This university is proud of its legacy and remains committed to removing barriers to learning and developing innovative ways to provide a world-class education that makes an impact in northeast Indiana­—and beyond.

Vicky L. Carwein