“We’re a comprehensive institution in that we offer a broad array of programming,” said Chancellor Vicky Carwein. “Students who come to IPFW really have the opportunity to choose IU programs, or Purdue programs, or a mixture of both, and that is the unique aspect of IPFW that no other university in the United States has.”
“Our mission and our mandate is to serve this part of Indiana, Northeast Indiana, and we have been exceedingly successful,” Carwein said. “And then, after graduation, most of them stay here to work. And that is such a huge contribution to the economic development of our community.”
“Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has been a great partner for us, but they’re also a tremendous supporter,” she said. “We did very, very well in the [most recent legislative] session, and in large part it was because of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.”
The work of building a strong community goes beyond just business development and support–it also requires a robust institutional framework for training and education, one that Greater Fort Wayne Inc. continues to support through its partnership with IPFW.