No chancellor at Indiana University Fort Wayne next year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University Fort Wayne won’t have a chancellor next year after its emergence from the dismantling of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

John Applegate, executive vice president for academic affairs, tells The Journal Gazette that the campus will have fewer students and faculty to administer, so it doesn’t justify having a chancellor.

Applegate says the job and title of who will ultimately lead the local campus hasn’t been determined.

The five other Indiana University regional campuses are led by a chancellor.

The Purdue and Indiana University boards approved plans in December for splitting up programs effective July 2018 at what is now Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Purdue will oversee the current campus and most programs, while Indiana University will manage medical and social work programs.