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2.9 percent decrease to IPFW in Purdue's 'conceptual' budget

The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a “conceptual” general fund operating budget for fiscal year 2015 that includes a 2.9 percent decrease to IPFW.

That will reduce the college’s funding to $107.9 million.

The reduction was mentioned along with the allocating of funds to support the engineering expansion. Al Diaz, executive vice president for business and finance, said in a statement that the action is in harmony with Purdue Moves.

Purdue Moves is a range of initiatives designed to broaden the university’s global impact and enhance educational opportunities for its students, including the expansion of the College of Engineering.

The 2015 budget will allocate $9 million to engineering to assist in hiring additional faculty and improving facilities and infrastructure for expansion to meet the nation’s needs for more engineering graduates.