Higher Education facilities organizations are facing changes and challenges at a pace unlike those experienced in previous generations. Entrenched and established views in the profession are being overturned by accelerating changes in funding models, technology advancements, shifting workforce demographics, strategic stewardship and master planning. Learn how these changes are simultaneously creating both funding challenges and budget solutions.
The following sessions will engage attendees in interactive breakout discussions and with real time audience polling tools to create a unique peer-to-peer learning experience.
Thriving in the Age of Accelerations - Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning
A broad view of the world around us provides context for how facilities organizations will internally adapt and change to an ever changing external environment. The emergence of the "Learning Economy" and the increasing Millennial workforce are driving the demand and importance for investing in adaptable talent, soft skills and lifelong learning.
IT meets OT - Leveraging IoT (Internet of Things) to Drive Dramatic Changes in Facilities Practices
Smart Building technology is already imbedded in your physical facilities portfolio and ready to be leveraged to drive dramatic changes. Exploding building systems sensing capabilities and rapidly emerging Big Data analytic tools are reshaping the industry and challenging the long-standing practices related to building operations, energy conservation, institutional knowledge, machine learning and predictive analytics.
Facilities Investments are Risk-based Investments - So Who's Defining the Institution's Risk Tolerance?
While facilities organizations are recognizing their important and increasing role in managing campus, business and financial risk, they still often interpret institutional risk tolerance on their own; leading to overinvesting in some areas and underinvesting in others. Explore the value and importance in seeking broader institutional involvement and alignment in risk mitigation related spending decisions.
Competing Perspectives - Decision Making in Pursuit of Capital Projects
Making decisions on where to put limited project dollars is a balancing act that business officers and facilities professionals must navigate, especially given competing perspectives from numerous stakeholder groups. Learn how to recognize, appreciate, prioritize, and communicate to best meet all perspectives in addressing these challenges.
Reducing the Deferred Maintenance Backlog is the Wrong Goal! - Instead, Renew & Modernize for Student Success
For decades the focus of effective facilities stewardship has been framed in terms of reducing the deferred maintenance backlog. Additionally, discussions centered on reducing backlogs often overlook the fact that physical assets are in a constant state of deterioration and renewal and it is the balance between these rates of decline and renewal that should be the focus of an investment strategy. With the increased focus on student success and the support of institutional strategic plans, the emerging trend for facilities stewardship is instead shifting towards an annual asset reinvestment and modernization strategy.
Joseph Bilotta, Director of Campus Planning, University of Iowa
Joe is President and CEO of JBA Incorporated, located in Fort Collins, Colorado. His firm provides planning and facilities management services to institutions of
higer education. Joe's 30 year background in higher education facilities includes 18 years as director and/or campus architect at two major universities. He earned
his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from University of Illinois and has completed extended studies in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard
University. His resume includes over 250 master plans, long-range plans, program plans, and space plans for colleges and universities. Joe is a registered
architect in the states of Colorado and Illinois. He recently earned the DIstinguished Service Award from the Association of University Architects and is actively involved in a variety of higher educations organizations. Joe has been working with APPA as an Institute instructor since 1999 and is involved in developing the APPA Body of Knowledge. Joe is currently working with the University of Iowa, acting as the Director of Campus Planning.
Don Guckert, Associate Vice President, Director Facilities Management, University of Iowa & APPA Fellow and APPA PresidentÂ
Don Guckert serves as the associate vice president for Facilities Management at the University of Iowa where he is responsible for campus planning, space management, design and construction, utilities production and distribution, energy management, custodial services, maintenance and landscape operations. Prior to joining UI in 2003, Don was director of planning, design and construction for the University of Missouri. He has more than thirty years of experience in higher education facilities management and an additional ten years of construction industry experience. Don is a dean and faculty member for APPAâ€™s Institute for Facilities Management and is currently serving as APPA's President. He is a licensed professional engineer and holds a master's degree in engineering management and bachelor's degrees in engineering and liberal arts & sciences, all from Penn State.
Jay Klingel, Retired, University of Virginia
Worked at the University of Virginia Facilities Management for 35 (1979 through 2014) with responsibility for a number of programs such as the in-house
construction division, renovation and improvement projects throughout the University's Academic and Health Systems areas. Also, was Director, Business
Mangaement Services, responsible for Work Management, Finance, Information Systems, Procurement, and Human Resources; and Director, Operations and
Maintenance, with responsibility for a 750 person organization including Facilities Maintenance, Housekeeping Services, Landscape Services, Project Services,
and Work Management. Extensively involved with the International APPA and SRAPPA region organizations for over 25 years Served as chair of the Institute for Facilities Management and Dean/Faculty of the Operations & Maintenance track; presented at numerous annual, regional, and chapter meetings; served as a contributing author to several APPA publications; active member of the APPA Professional Development Committee and host of the regional annual conference; and recipient of numerous APPA awards including its illustrious Meritorious Service Award. More recently, he reamined actively engaged in institutional peer review activities for several premier research universities.
Lander Medlin, Executive Vice President, APPA
Lander Medlin is the Executive Vice President of APPA "Leadership in Educational Facilties." APPA represents more than 1,600 institutions of higher learning in
the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally, APPA serves the needs of educational facilities professionals (consisting of over 20,000 individuals) in the management, planning and development of its educational facilities and provides leadership on significant educational facilities issues. Prior to joining APPA staff in 1994, Lander was the Assistant Director for Administrative and General Services for the Department of Physical Plan at the University of Maryland, College Park. Lander earneda B.S. and M.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy, Planning and Administration.