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February 7, 2024

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Critical FM Discussions Expected at APPA’s 2024 Spring Conference

"We knew it was time to get back together in person so our members can interact—so they can generate new ideas and energy around the issues facing the campuses of today..."

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APPA President and CEO Search Enters Next Phase

As part of the ongoing succession plan to replace longtime leader Lander Medlin, the APPA Board and its Executive Committee are moving forward with concrete steps to...

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From the Magazine: APPA’s 2023 Award Winners

Five educational institutions and six educational facilities professionals have been honored for their excellence and achievement in APPA’s 2023 Awards Program. As profiled...

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Thought Leaders Preview: Planning for the FM Challenges 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...

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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...

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APPA Events and Professional Development


2024 Spring Conference

Join APPA and hundreds of other 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 >>

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 >>

Supervisor’s Toolkit

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, Financial Services

Columbia University Facilities & Operations

Facilitates the monitoring, analysis, and reporting of the financial activity related to the utility budget, Real Estate, Environmental Stewardship, PM Fee Department, and Administrative Services… Details >>

Director of Environmental Health, Safety & Fire Safety

Georgia College & State University

Leads and oversees daily operations of Environmental Health, Safety and Fire Safety program. Establishes related standards, practices and methods including application and enforcement of federal, state... Details >>

Facilities Maintenance Engineer

Reed College

Responsible for the HVAC preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance of all campus heating and cooling systems. Performs a wide variety of advanced skilled work to maintain campus mechanical… Details >>

Controls Systems Administrator – Utilities & Power Plant

University of Northern Iowa

Leads control system programming efforts as well as participates with troubleshooting, installation, functional testing, and repair of the power plant Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic… Details >>



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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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Industry News


3 reasons why new tradespeople don’t stick around (Construction Dive)

Is AI the biggest thing in construction since the mobile phone? (Commercial Observer)

How to manage your school waste more effectively (Education Executive)

This leader partners with students to build a more sustainable future for her district (EdWeek)

Bringing together real-world sensors and VR to improve building maintenance (TechXplore)

The importance of audio in school safety (Security Sales & Integration)

Construction labor crisis hinges on skills and image (Stateline)

Gateway to the Trades is helping more women enter skilled trades (Woodworking Network)

Technical high schools could play critical role in filling labor shortage gap (NBC Connecticut)

Beyond ‘College or Bust’: Apprenticeship as a path to opportunity (The74)

How many people work in the trades in the US? (USA Facts)

To slash carbon emissions, colleges are digging really deep (New York Times)



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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