FORT WAYNE — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he supports a public discussion about whether the joint campus run by Indiana and Purdue universities in Fort Wayne should become an independent school.
Daniels is slated to become Purdue's president in January and Purdue currently oversees the 14,000-student IPFW campus.
Daniels tells The Journal Gazette (http://bit.ly/NglV2T ) that IPFW has grown and plays a big role in the life and economy of northeastern Indiana. He says he doesn't know whether making it an independent school is the right answer.
The Legislature's Select Commission on Education is to review the governance of IPFW during its Sept. 4 meeting.
The University of Southern Indiana in Evansville started as a branch campus of Indiana State University before it was established as a separate state university in 1985.