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May 29, 2024 | Vol. 24, No. 11

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APPA Board Vice Chair Position Open for Nominations

The APPA Board of Directors invites members wishing to serve in a key volunteer leadership role to submit applications and expressions of interest for the elected position of Vice Chair of the Board. This is an exciting time to be in educational facilities management...

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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 insights into pioneering...

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Thought Leaders Spotlight: Putting Together APPA’s Thought Leaders Symposium and Final Report

How do facilities management leaders attending the annual APPA Thought Leaders Symposium (TLS) not only foresee the future but also find solutions for the future of their institutions? This video describes the process of putting together APPA’s TLS and the groundbreaking...

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May/June Facilities Manager Magazine Available

Consider the task of combining three universities, all with declining enrollment, into one larger university with three campuses. Daunting? Yes, but also doable. In late 2020, I became involved in such an effort when I was director of facilities management and...

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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 of Facilities Services

LSU Health New Orleans 

Under broad review and direction of the Director, Facility Services, incumbent is responsible for the policy, direction, planning, and administrative coordinating of housekeeping, landscaping, fleet management and preventive maintenance services. This includes providing administrative and managerial direction to subordinate supervisors; interpreting, implementing and ensuring compliance with HR policies; and assisting with budget formulation, implementation, and review for the assigned units... Details >>


University Architect/Director, Planning & Development

Western Washington University

Western Washington University is seeking a visionary University Architect/Director to join their dynamic team in the picturesque city of Bellingham, WA. This role offers a unique opportunity to lead transformative projects that enhance campus aesthetics, environmental sustainability, and overall functionality... Details >>




APPA Resources


APPA’s App: APPA365

APPA365 is available for both Android and Apple devices, allowing for easy access to several useful APPA resources and contacts, like other APPA members, APPA’s Body of Knowledge, the APPA Bookstore, APPA’s Business Partners, and timely notifications to name a few.  


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Industry News


3 ways to optimize school safety while embracing the community (CampusSafety)

Making safety and security intrinsic to school design (Campus Security Today)

Do fire alarm systems need to meet OSHA requirements? (facilitiesnet)

John Moore built legacy of construction excellence and community at RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

California school district reaches electric bus milestone (facilitiesnet)

UC Berkeley, IBHS and CSAA announce winning landscape designs that can reduce wildfire risk (PR Newswire)

Nursing education is on the rise with innovative new facilities (Building Indiana Business)

DOE recognizes 13 school districts for efficiency, healthy school efforts (FacilitiesDive)



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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