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2/26/2012 12:18:00 PM
IU trustee says now is the time to explore public-private partnerships

Mike Leonard, Herald-Times

Investors around the world are sitting on piles of money, looking down on a low-yield investment market.

American universities are experiencing declining state support but boast valuable assets that are attractive to investors and could provide a revenue boost for the schools. Assets such as parking garages, power plants and student dormitories.

Those dynamics are worth looking at, says Indiana University Trustee William H. Strong, who delivered a presentation on public-private partnerships at the trustees’ recent meeting in Indianapolis.

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