Ivy Tech Community College announces new interim Avon site, Hendricks County transition to innovative higher education center in Plainfield

College seeks to enhance its presence in fast-growing Hendricks County

This fall, Ivy Tech Community College Avon will move to a temporary site, located at 8109 Kingston Street, until it transitions to the Town of Plainfield’s new state-of-the-art higher education center, MADE@Plainfield, in 2021. This interim location will offer student services, enrollment resources, tutoring, faculty and student meeting hubs and student workstations. 

The College continues to serve its Avon and Hendricks County students by offering remote classes and services. It will announce the opening date for its interim location in the coming weeks. 

MADE@Plainfield, currently under construction just north of Plainfield High School on Reeves Road, will offer Hendricks County students and employers space and collaborative opportunities for new programs and pathways. The nearly 100,000 square-foot facility will house college classrooms and laboratories, as well as offices and meeting rooms for several career and workforce development agencies and community partners. 

Ivy Tech has maintained a consistent presence in Hendricks County since August 2010, when it partnered with the Town of Avon to launch an instructional site near US 36. As it entered this new chapter, the College worked with real estate services firm Cushman and Wakefield to secure the temporary location. 

Over its decade-long tenure in Hendricks County, 16,700 students have taken courses at Ivy Tech Avon, and the College has awarded nearly 3,000 credentials.

“We thank the Town and Community of Avon for its outstanding support,” said Dr. Kathleen Lee, Ivy Tech Central Indiana Chancellor. “We have grown our footprint in Hendricks County thanks to the vision of Avon leadership. This has been critical for students and employees seeking access to higher education and workforce training opportunities.”

MADE@Plainfield is the result of several years of collaboration between Ivy Tech, the Town of Plainfield, the Plainfield Community School Corporation, Vincennes University, WorkOne, Hendricks College Network and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.  

As one of the fastest-growing Indiana counties, Hendricks County consistently ranks among the top in the state in terms of population growth and projected population growth.

“Hendricks County has been fortunate to have the quality investment that Ivy Tech Community College provides,” said Brandy Wethington Perrill, executive director of the Hendricks College Network. “Our students have access to affordable education in our backyard, which helps lead to career success. We continue to value the way Ivy Tech adapts and customizes curriculum according to the needs of Hendricks County employers and residents.”

For the latest information about the interim Avon location and MADE@Plainfield, visit IvyTech.edu/Avon or contact Greg Cook, vice chancellor of Ivy Tech Hendricks and Boone Counties, at gcook1@ivytech.edu

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 53,000 employees in 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2019, the firm had revenue of $8.8 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. To learn more, visit www.cushmanwakefield.com or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

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