STATEHOUSE – State Representative Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) was named Legislator of the Year by the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana for his work in making IPFW a metropolitan campus.
“I am honored to receive this title from the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana,” said Rep. Morris. “This session, one of my main priorities was to make IPFW a metropolitan university, and with this new status, they will be able to receive additional funding which will go a long way to benefit our students, faculty and community as a whole.”
Rep. Morris authored legislation, which was later adopted in the state’s biennial budget, which establishes IPFW a metropolitan campus. With this new status, the university was able to obtain additional funding which could go towards more on-campus housing, increase graduate opportunities or expand research programs to list a few.
“I feel privileged to live in a community that houses one of the best universities in the state, and I was proud to support it this session,” said Rep. Morris. “Moving forward, I will continue to advocate for IPFW and the Fort Wayne area throughout the interim.”
Rep. Morris represents portions of Allen County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee and is a member of Employment, Labor and Pensions and Roads and Transportation Committees.