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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:56 am

Chamber lauds lawmakers, legislation

The Journal Gazette

The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana has named Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, and Rep. Robert Morris, R-Fort Wayne, as its 2015 Legislators of the Year.

"Both were instrumental in providing critical leadership in helping IPFW achieve multi-system metropolitan university status," the Chamber said in a statement.

The Regional Chamber called the redesignation of IPFW from a regional to a metropolitan campus "the legislation with the most impact for Northeast Indiana to emerge from the 2015 Indiana General Assembly."

The new designation will allow IPFW to offer advanced degrees and more campus housing, and permit access to Purdue University doctoral programs.

The Regional Chamber represents the interests of businesses and communities in 10 counties.