Introduction - Indiana - Purdue University
After many years of offering courses at separate locations in Fort Wayne, Indiana University and Purdue University opened the combined campus of IPFW in 1964. The 1970s were a time of rapid growth, accompanied by the formal merger of the campus administration in 1975. A regional campus of both Indiana University and Purdue University, IPFW is managed by Purdue University under the terms of a management agreement that is renewed every five years. In the 1980s, an academic structure was created to emphasize relationships among departments rather than relationships of departments to Indiana or Purdue mission assignments.
Major facilities opened during the early 1990s included the Visual Arts Building; Williams Theatre; Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Building; and Child Care Center. A new campus facilities master plan was completed in 1995, and IPFWâ€™s first Strategic Plan was completed that same year. The Science Building, which opened in 1998, is the most recent major construction project.
Enrollments for fall 2004 were the highest in the history of the campus. Student Housing opened in fall 2004, and construction will begin on a new Music Building in 2005.
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