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June 12, 2024 | Vol. 24, No. 12

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Update in New APPA President & CEO Search

We want to update the APPA community on the progress in the search for the next APPA President & CEO. Since the APPA Member and Key Stakeholder Listening Sessions earlier this year, and the appointment of a Search Committee in March, that...

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New Business Partner Whitepaper: Gordian’s State of Facilities in Higher Education

Now in its eleventh year of publication, Gordian’s State of Facilities in Higher Education draws on our database of 43,000 campus buildings, 1.1 billion gross square feet of space, and upwards of $13.5 billion in operating budgets to analyze current...

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Thought Leaders Spotlight: Creating Space to Envision the Facilities of the Future

An institution’s day-to-day routine can hinder facilities leaders from creatively thinking about future needs for their operations. Since facilities affect the entire higher education experience, facilities leaders must ponder various topics, such as the impacts...

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ACHUO-i/APPA 2024 Housing & Facilities Conference

As facilities age and student demands shift, housing departments must innovate not just to keep up, but to lead. The ACUHO-I/APPA Housing Facilities Conference is your gateway to the forefront of facility management, offering exclusive...

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APPA Events and Professional Development


APPA U – San Antonio, Texas

June 24–27, 2024

Institute for Facilities Management: June 24–27

APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management offers a robust lineup of educational programs for facilities professionals at every level of their career... Details >>

Leadership Academy: June 25–27

APPA’s Leadership Academy prepares educational facilities professionals with an interactive learning experience based on proven leadership development solutions... Details >>

Supervisor’s Toolkit: June 24–27

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

APPA U – Fort Worth, Texas

January 6–9, 2025

Institute for Facilities Management: January 6–9, 2025

Leadership Academy: January 7–9, 2025

Registration opens June 26, 2024

APPA 2025 Spring Conference

Location and dates for APPA 2025 Spring Conference coming soon!

Registration will open July 1, 2024

APPA Webinars Now Available

APPA’s webinar season is now active, with webinars held almost weekly until early November 2024. The current schedule can be found here. Check back often as new webinars are added often.   


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Assistant Director, Commissioning and Systems Turnover - Facilities Services

Tufts University

Tufts University is searching for an Assistant Director of Commissioning and Turnover to oversee and administer MEP/FP and building envelope systems commissioning, air and water system testing, balancing, process measurement strategy, and continuous performance verification programs. This role will be reporting to the Director of Engineering and Utilities. The Engineering and Utilities department is a hybrid team headquartered in Medford, MA... Details >>


Maintenance Worker

Boston Architectural College

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Maintenance Worker is responsible for providing support to the Facilities Department in a variety of ways. The candidate will perform general maintenance and repairs around the campus that will include custodial tasks and other tasks related to plumbing, electrical, basic carpentry, heating and cooling, and other building systems... Details >>




APPA Resources


APPAconnect Is Here for You!

APPAconnect is here and active to assist with any questions, concerns, ideas, innovations, or conversations you may want to have with fellow FM professionals. Over 200 members have joined, and are willing to discuss your topic of interest. No subject is too small or too big. All that is missing is you!

Log in at the APPA website, go to myAPPA, and click on the APPAconnect quick link to sign up and join the conversation! 


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Industry News


Preserving historic trees amid disease, climate shifts — and saying goodbye to a treasured American elm (Brown University)

The role of facilities managers in active shooter scenarios (facilitiesnet)

Building an inclusive K–12 technology team starts with mindset (EdTech)

JLL announces AI-powered facility management app (CleanLink)

Veterans have the necessary skills to be facility managers (facilitiesnet)

Worker safety is not a given (Cleaning & Maintenance Management)

Campus 2.0: The next generation of higher education campus & facility management (Building Design + Construction)

A rough month for campus cuts (Inside Higher Ed)



Founded in 1914, APPA is a nonprofit organization representing more than 17,000 educational facilities professionals from over 1,200 learning institutions worldwide. APPA’s community represents the broadest coalition of educational facilities professionals possible, ensuring a diversity of experiences and situations, and availability of best practices. Our members also include other nonprofits, libraries, museums, and industry partners. Learn about the benefits of APPA membership.  


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