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May 1, 2024

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Sold-Out Inaugural Spring Conference Addresses Various Facilities Management Topics

APPA’s inaugural Spring Conference was a resounding success! Over 350 facilities professionals from across the United States, including attendees from Canada, Australia, and South Africa, came to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend the sold-out event, held April 15–17, 2024...

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ACUHO-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: Smarter Technologies, Transformed Campuses

The future of campus facilities management is both dazzling and daunting. Thanks to rapid advances in artificial intelligence and other technologies, facilities leaders will be able to automate more tasks, achieve greater efficiency, and track, analyze, and leverage...

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APPA Membership Renewal Cut-Off Date: May 20, 2024

If you have not renewed your APPA 2024-2025 membership by May 20, 2024, your membership will lapse, which is not something we want to happen! Please renew your membership and continue to have continuous access to your APPA benefits at the member rates...

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APPA Events and Professional Development


Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) Cohort Group to Start

Start the certification process by signing up for the next CEFP course and exam.

Cohort Group A30

May 15 – August 12
Register by May 14, 2024
Members $550 or less /Non-members $1,310   

For more information contact Kelly Ostergrant

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. The next IFM is in... Details >>

Leadership Academy: June 25-27

Choose from several convenient Virtual Leadership Academies this winter! Registration is also open for the June 2024 Leadership Academy in San Antonio, Texas... 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 >>  


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Associate Director of Facilities

Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA

The Chief Engineer-Facilities Operations, an Associate Director position within the department, is responsible for the overall management, supervision and direction of all activities related to the campus physical plant, wastewater treatment plant, utilities, HVAC equipment and systems, and energy conservation programs; including short/long term planning of the physical facilities of the college to include overall supervision of facility operations and skilled trades staff.... Details >>


Director of Facilities Operations & Services

University at Albany

The University at Albany is seeking applicants for a Director of Facilities Operations & Services, within the Office of Facilities Management. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, the Director of Facilities Operations & Services will serve a critical role in managing and preserving facilities providing leadership and supervision for all trades managing mechanical systems, plumbing, electrical, grounds, and overall cleanliness of the University at Albany... Details >>




APPA Resources


Check out the APPA’s member only listserv, APPAconnect!

To join, go to the APPA website, click on myAPPA to log in. Then, click on APPAconnect under myAPPA Links. This will take you to a page where you can find out more and join the list!

Have APPA assess your facilities operation with a Facilities Management Evaluation Program (FMEP). An FMEP provides institutions with a customized evaluation conducted by a team of institutional peers based on a comprehensive set of criteria. Institutions receive a written report consisting of feedback and recommended actions personalized to each institution and designed to help transform participating educational facilities programs into those worthy of international recognition.   


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Industry News


Vice president for planning and facilities management Lora Strigens recognized among ‘Women of Influence’ (Marquette Today)

College closures leave students with questions, fewer options (The Washington Post)

Choose the right on-site solar energy contract for your facility (Facility Executive)

University taps into high schools for technicians (facilitiesnet)

CSU campus closes through end of semester amid protests (SFGate)

Energy Benchmarking: Closing in on net zero (Facility Executive)

The 64 prettiest college campuses in America (Architectural Digest)

Best practices for candidate screening in facilities management (facilitiesnet)

Developing comprehensive service strategies for facility cleaning program (CleanLink)



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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