APPA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of four executive-elected officers, three elected program vice presidents, two representatives elected by each of the six APPA regions, plus two at-large members. The Executive Vice President is responsible to the Board of Directors.
APPA (formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators) is the association of choice serving educational facilities professionals. An international association dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the quality of educational facilities, APPA represents more than 1,500 learning institutions serving over 4,700 individuals.
APPA's membership includes facilities professionals from public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities; community and two-year technical colleges; medical and law schools; seminaries; public and private K-12 schools and districts; museums and parks; military installations; federal, state, and city-county governments.
Founded in 1914 as a learning forum for those engaged in the improvement and maintenance of educational buildings and grounds, APPA has a long history of effectively meeting the needs of its members and acting as a catalyst to their growth and advancement. Through the years, APPA has provided the forum in which its members collaborate, learn, and create a vision for a better future.
APPA elevates educational facilities professionals into higher performing managers and leaders, and helps them transform their institutions into more inviting and supportive learning environments. This furthers the recognition and value of the field, highlighting the direct impact facilities have on the recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff.
APPA promotes excellence in the administration, planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations of educational facilities. In addition, APPA serves the entire education community by conducting research, providing learning opportunities, producing publications, developing guidelines, and serving as a central information source on educational facilities issues.
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APPA Online Dues Payment Center
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Benchmarking & Organizational Change
Public Policy Strategy Agenda for 2012-13
Standards and Code Issue
Priorities of the APPA Code Advocacy Task Force
provides APPA members with a structured overview of the work and accomplishments the APPA (CATF) has made within the past twelve months.
APPA Community College Champions
Contact APPA’s Community College Champions to learn more about the value of APPA International, its regions, and chapters. APPA’s Champions will assist you in learning more about the APPA organization and its many networking opportunities. Reach out to a Champion near you!
Fully Revised & Updated! Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities
2012 Thought Leaders Report
2012 Report Focuses on
Space Management & Utilization
Strategic Capital Development
This book presents a bold approach for planning capital investments from a strategic and long-range perspective. Click here for more details!
APPA Web Standards PortalPowered by ANSI!
Every facilities department needs to ensure their institutions are in compliance with the most current codes and standards impacting construction, fire safety, lighting, the environment, ADA, and HVAC, among other areas. Click here to access the APPA Web Standards Portal!