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January 24, 2024

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Newest APPA Graduates Recognized at APPA U in New Orleans

Demonstrating their knowledge in a wide range of areas related to facilities construction, maintenance, and renewal, 38 professionals from diverse educational institutions have joined the ranks of graduates of APPA’s Leadership Academy and Institute...

Thought Leaders Preview: What’s in Store for Facilities Operations of 2030?

What do the next 10 years hold for educational institutions and their facilities divisions? How will advances in technology affect campus operations, including facilities staffing?

Facilities Certification Update: New P2P Program, 41 New CEFPs

Facilities professionals looking to advance to the next level of their careers can now register for the upcoming Pathway to Professionalism (P2P) program, which explores in detail APPA’s Body of…

From the magazine: Positively Proactive

Aging buildings and infrastructure. Higher costs. Mounting backlogs of deferred maintenance. Tighter budgets. Unreliable supply chains and long lead times. Rapidly evolving technologies and systems. And staffing shortages—challenges recruiting, training, motivating...

Business Partner Whitepaper: Managing Water Damage Better

Water damage is a critical threat to educational institutions. Flooding from weather events or everyday leaks can cause extensive and costly damage that creates learning disruptions, threatens the health and safety of staff and students, and puts important assets...



APPA Events and Professional Development


Leadership Academy

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

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 >>


Helping our education partners set the stage for excellence
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Director of Facilities

Phillips Academy Andover, Andover, MA

The Director of Facilities leads the management, planning, construction, renovation, repair, regulatory compliance, design and development efforts for the Office of Physical Plant. The director supervises... Details >>

Landscape Services Assistant Superintendent

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

The Assistant Landscape Superintendent will identify problems and implement solutions to a variety of technical and personnel issues impacting the Grounds Department for the University’s... Details >>

Deputy Vice Chancellor for Strategic Infrastructure

University of North Texas System

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Strategic Infrastructure, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Strategic Infrastructure has leadership responsibility and accountability of three core SIPC team areas... Details >>

Planning and Space Data Manager

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for a Planning and Space Data Manager for the Business Affairs/Facilities Management. This is a full-time, permanent staff position... Details >>



Empowering Enterprises with Innovative Facilities Management Software
Elevate your enterprise with cutting-edge facility maintenance and asset management software.
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.
Explore Charlotte Pipe’s New Oakboro, NC Foundry
Learn more about one of the world’s largest and most advanced cast iron foundries.


Industry News


3 architects share tips for improving school safety through design (Campus Safety)

Newly updated data shed light on trends in representation and pay equity in the higher ed workforce (

NACUBO On Your Side: December 19, 2023–January 8, 2024 (NACUBO)

Career and technical education faces obstacles to meet demand (K12 Dive)

BU’s lead plumber is best in the country. And tops at HVAC, too (BU Today)

The death of single-use university buildings (Building Design + Construction)

Three ways schools can improve campus safety (Facility Executive)

5 construction tech innovations from CES 2024 (Construction Dive)

Strategies for addressing the image problem impacting skilled trade careers (

ASHRAE releases new performance standard for existing buildings (ASHRAE)

OSHA now prefers safety helmets over hard hats (SHRM)

Tips for creating accessible museums: Universal design and universal design for learning (American Alliance of Museums)

With student pool shrinking, some predict a year of college closings (The Hechinger Report)



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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