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Discussions with Valparaiso

To the University Community,

I wish to inform you of an exciting opportunity that we are currently exploring.

Middle Tennessee State University and Valparaiso University have entered into a non-binding letter of intent to transfer Valparaiso’s American Bar Association-accredited law school to our Murfreesboro campus.

These discussions are preliminary, however, as both MTSU and Valparaiso determine whether such a move would be in the best interests of our respective stakeholders.

If MTSU and Valparaiso move forward with the transfer, it would require approval from the governing boards of each institution, as well as the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Founded in 1879, the Valparaiso University School of Law has a long and distinguished history of public service and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. It embraces law as a calling to leadership and, like MTSU, it is also known for its commitment to experiential education.

Our exploration of this proposal is in keeping with MTSU’s tradition and strategic priority of pursuing innovative partnerships that create meaningful opportunities for our students, our region and our state.

Sincerely,

Sidney A. McPhee

President

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