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January 10, 2024

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Snapshots From New Orleans: Hundreds of Facilities Pros Attend Sold-Out APPA U

Hailing from almost every U.S. state and as far away as Saudi Arabia, close to 400 educational facilities professionals are convening in New Orleans this week for two of APPA’s signature professional…

President and CEO Stepping Away; Interim Named

Updated January 9, 2024: The APPA Board has unanimously approved R. Holly Judd as Interim President & CEO. Holly serves as APPA’s chief of staff and AFE administrator and has been the executive…

From the Magazine: Rethinking Carbon Neutrality on Campuses

In recent years, efforts by institutions and communities to address climate change have focused increasingly on achieving net carbon neutrality. This approach typically involves reducing—but not…

Nominations Due January 15 for 2024 Awards Program

The 2024 Awards Program recognizes excellence in a range of areas, including leadership, sustainability initiatives, and effective and innovative practices...



APPA Events and Professional Development


Institute For Facilities Management

APPA's Institute for Facilities Management offers a robust lineup of educational programs for facilities professionals at every level of their career. The next IFM is in San Antonio, Texas, in June... Details >>

2024 Spring Conference

Join APPA and hundreds of your fellow educational facilities management leaders in Nashville April 15–17, 2024, for an unprecedented program focused on the biggest issues facing higher education and K–12 institutions and the dedicated professionals who plan, manage, and maintain them... Details >>


Supervisor’s Toolkit

Supervisor’s Toolkit is a structured, open-ended, and pragmatic approach to developing supervisors in educational facilities departments... Details >>

Leadership Academy

Registration is now open for the June 2024 Leadership Academy in San Antonio, Texas. Also choose from several Virtual Leadership Academy events... Details >>


Helping our education partners set the stage for excellence
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Grounds Supervisor


Under direction, supervises Grounds operations for assigned areas, including supervision and coordination of site labor, contractors... Details >>

Project Manager (Multiple Openings)

Northwestern University

Reporting to a member of the Capital Programs leadership team, the Project Manager will be responsible for managing the programing, design, and... Details >>

Chief Facilities Officer

Northern Virginia Community College

This position will lead the administrative, operational, and financial affairs of Facilities, serving as the... Details >>

Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) invites nominations and applications for a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as the... Details >>



Empowering Enterprises with Innovative Facilities Management Software
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Is your campus as smart as your students & faculty? It can be.
Smart campus improvements improve efficiencies in operation and sustainability while creating the building blocks to integrate the best technology available today with a vision for the future.
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Learn more about one of the world’s largest and most advanced cast iron foundries.


Industry News


Hiring managers, job seekers note retention benefits of mentorship programs (HR Dive)

Trends defining facilities management in 2024: 12 predictions (Facilities Dive)

Construction outlook is a mixed bag in AGC survey (Finance&Commerce)

Job openings rise 10% to highest level since 2022 (Construction Dive)

Students and teachers push to reduce U.S. school emissions (Context)

What’s keeping HR leaders up right now? It’s not just retention (Human Resource Executive)

24 recruiting and retention tactics for 2024 (Contractor)

2023 was a year of record-breaking mega gifts for higher education (Forbes)

Kansas universities demolishing old buildings to save millions on deferred maintenance (Kansas Reflector)

As school construction fund dwindles, California districts in disrepair (Cal Matters)

Thousands of schools don't have working fire sprinklers (Education Week)

Upgrading your campus physical security system? Rip-and-replace isn’t necessary (CampusSafety)

School districts’ transition to electric buses moving slowly (FacilitiesNet)



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