Former IPFW Chancellor Hopes His Caring Rubbed Off

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The former chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne said after 18 years there, he hopes his caring about the school and the people has rubbed off.

"It's important to me to know people and care about what happens to them, and I believe we really care about what happens to the people at IPFW," Michael Wartell said. "There isn't anybody on this campus that doesn't have an important job."

Wartell told The News-Sentinel that the things he's most proud of include the expansion of the physical campus, the move to Division I athletics, an increased number of endowed chairs, program growth and community collaborations.

"One of the things I'm proudest of is the way people work together here to reach common goals. We've got an absolutely wonderful faculty and staff at this institution," he said.

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