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What is APPA’s Purpose?

With one eye on providing excellence in today’s educational environment, and one always trained on adapting, enhancing, and transforming the facilities of the future, APPA seeks to create positive impact in educational facilities on three important levels:

What Does “APPA” Stand For?

As you can see from the list below, APPA has had several names over its 100 years of existence.

APPA used to stand for the Association of Physical Plant Administrators in the late 1960’s through the early 1990’s. Today, the association is known as APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities, and is most easily recognized and referred to as simply “APPA.”

1914 |  Association of Superintendents of Buildings and Grounds of Universities and Colleges
1948 |  Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges
1954 |  National Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (NAPPA)
1969 |  Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA)
1991 |  APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
2007 |  APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities