At an afternoon town hall meeting, Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon said the proposal, which laid out options ranging from no merger to total merger, had its genesis in conversations with the Purdue system and originally included Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
“We met for a year to see how to save money administratively,” Keon said. “At some point, we looked at the ways our two campuses were closer and could do things better together. (We want to) try to get the word out to all of you, so you’ll be able to participate in developing what we might look like going forward.”
Keon said a more detailed plan will likely take shape over the next year or two.