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Trustee: Ivy Tech exploring alternate funding, remains committed to Evansville medical campus

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EVANSVILLE, Indiana — An Ivy Tech Community College trustees says it will explore other funding options after $22.9 million it requested for a medical school campus in downtown Evansville was left out of the state budget.

The budget approved by the General Assembly late Wednesday included $25.2 in capital projects funding for the joint campus being developed by partners including Indiana University, the University of Southern Indiana and Ivy Tech. The University of Evansville will provide $6 million in private funds for its portion of the project.

Ivy Tech Trustee Bob Jones says the school will explore other ways to pay for its share of a project that it remains committed to. Jones is president and CEO of Evansville-based Old National Bancorp.

IU officials say they hope to open the campus in 2017.

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