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One Community.

Two Campuses.

Cultivating communities of respect. Increasing educational opportunities. Expanding access to resources. Serving the local community and beyond. Establishing a premier institution.

One Community.

Two Campuses.

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University of Findlay and Bluffton University Join Together in Historic Partnership

With the unanimous support of our respective Boards of Trustees, University of Findlay and Bluffton University have entered an agreement to pursue a merger of Bluffton University operations with University of Findlay.

Findlay and Bluffton would become one higher education community on two campuses, pending all regulatory approvals,

This decision signals a bold vision for our shared future.

University of Findlay and Bluffton University share similar roots as institutions founded in Christian faith and are welcoming to all. Both institutions believe in cultivating communities of respect.

Through this merger, University of Findlay and Bluffton University would be positioned to increase educational opportunities that prepare our current and future students to lead and serve in their local communities and beyond. Our students and employees would benefit from access to expanded resources on both campuses located 20 miles apart in Northwest Ohio.

This is a transformational moment for both Findlay and Bluffton. We are confident that our strong roots and enduring values will ground us in the face of change.

We see a brighter future ahead — one where University of Findlay and Bluffton University would establish an even stronger premier institution of higher education in Northwest Ohio.

Dr. Katherine Fell, PhD

President, University of Findlay

Dr. Jane Wood, PhD

President, Bluffton University