APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities, announced that Alex Spicer, senior director of facility operations at Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis, has earned the prestigious Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential. The CEFP is the only certification that validates the specific knowledge and competency required for ongoing success in the educational facilities management field.

“Facilities professionals are experiencing unprecedented changes in the educational facilities landscape. APPA is pleased to offer education to support professional growth and a credential that facility leaders can earn and use for their advancement in this exciting profession.” says Board Chair Peter J. Strazdas, M.Ed., CEFP, recently retired AVP Facilities Management, Western Michigan University. “Facilities team members with proven knowledge and skills means the Ivy Tech Community College can leverage a wide range of relevant expertise in administration and management; operations and maintenance; and energy, utilities and environmental stewardship.”

Through education, experience, examination and credentialing, Spicer is uniquely positioned to leverage valuable expertise to transform Ivy Tech Community College into a world-class location in which to learn, work and live. The CEFP encompasses the full, multi-disciplinary range of educational facilities management principles and practices – from planning, design and construction to daily operations and general management. Further, it distinguishes SPICER in the industry and showcases a commitment to professional excellence.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.