FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Purdue trustees have approved a resolution to designate Purdue University Fort Wayne as the new name for the campus in the state's second largest city resulting from a realignment there.
The trustees meeting in Fort Wayne on Friday said the name change is pending approval of the realignment by the Higher Learning Commission and would take effect July 1.
Under the realignment, the Purdue institution will remain a comprehensive university while the Indiana University school will focus on health sciences.
The trustees said the name was selected, in part, based on a survey conducted in February. The resolution also allows for the campus to be referred to commonly as Purdue Fort Wayne.
The IU trustees have approved the name of Indiana University Fort Wayne for its programs.