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2019-2020 Membership Renewal Due Now

APPA and regional membership renewal for fiscal year April 1, 2019–March 31, 2020 are now due. Invoices were mailed via USPS to the primary representative and are now available through myAPPA. As the primary rep, you can pay your invoices online by logging into your myAPPA account. To add or remove staff from your membership, […]

Academy on Campus: Your Unique Experience

APPA offers unique 3-day programming development offerings that will send you and your team on a journey to expand your abilities as effective leaders. Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity and reserve your seat today! June 18-20, 2019University of Washington/Bothell – Level 1 (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!) July […]

APPA 2019-2020 Election Results

We are pleased to announce the newly elected President-Elect for APPA’s 2019-2020 administrative year is Jim Jackson of the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Jim and other board members will take office at the APPA 2019 conference in Denver, Colorado, July 15-17, 2019. Thanks to the Tally Committee for tabulating and verifying the ballots:* Al Stearns, chair* Mike Sofield

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the April 17, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Impact of COVID-19 on O&M Requirements, Residential Facilities, and Beyond April 20, 2020  —  This global pandemic is ravaging our communities, healthcare systems, and yes, the economy, in unimaginable ways.  This past week marked over 750,000 coronavirus cases and, unfortunately worse yet, over 40,000 deaths in […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the April 24, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Finance Focus for Facilities’ Future April 27, 2020  —  The level of uncertainty continues to rise in all aspects of our society.  The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. alone is approaching the 1M mark and deaths close to 55,000.  We are #1 in the […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the April 3, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President COVID-19: Interpreting “Essential Services” for Construction & Renovation Projects April 6, 2020  —  It was another grim week of milestones for the U.S. and elsewhere as the global pandemic continues to ravage our respective citizenry with unprecedented coronavirus cases and deaths continuing to rise exponentially.  […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the February 5, 2021 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President The Campus COVID Economy: A Focus on Institutional Revenues & Expenses February 08, 2021 — As much as we’d love to leave 2020 behind, the effects of the pandemic, the economic crisis, racial injustice, and our environmental disasters still very much affect all of us.  The […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the July 10, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Challenges for Auxiliaries:  Dorms, Dining & Unions July 13, 2020 — If you thought things were grim two weeks ago…it’s actually worse, much worse!  The U.S. is in free fall.  The resurgence of COVID-19 cases has skyrocketed across 38 states totaling 3.3M in two weeks…that’s up […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the July 17, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Special Communities: Challenges & Strategies for K-12 School Districts, Community Colleges, and Preparatory Schools July 20, 2020 — The resurgence of the coronavirus has led to another milestone: 1 out of every 100 Americans has tested positive for COVID-19. It’s an alarming statistic that follows day-after-day […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the July 24, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Testing & Tracing, Aerosolized Particles & the Serology of the Virus July 27, 2020 — The resurgence of coronavirus cases now tops 4M.  On cue, and as predicted, we recorded another horrendous milestone:  over 1,100 American deaths for a fourth day in a row!  Let’s look […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the June 12, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Dedensifying Your Spaces June 15, 2020 — It’s a sobering reality that the surge in mobility is driving up transmission of the coronavirus. Fourteen states reported an alarming 40% increase in cases and hospitalizations. The CDC is projecting 140,000 deaths by July 4th, and Harvard Medical […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the June 19, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Institutional Duos: The Road to Reopening with Your Senior Leadership June 22, 2020 — This past Friday we recognized and paid tribute to “Juneteenth.” The day the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas (June 19, 1865) and abolished slavery everywhere in the U.S. following the Civil War.  […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the June 26, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Transportation & Traversing To, From & Within the Campus June 29, 2020 — What difference can one week make?  When it comes to the “exponential” transmission of the coronavirus, a huge difference!  The situation has turned grim.  Six months in, this crisis is broadening and widening.  […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the June 5, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Got Questions? Ask the Community! Sharing Facilities Needs and Challenges June 8, 2020 — America is in crisis. The world is watching. At the close of my message last Monday, I said, “Yet, this week we are not only plagued by our present circumstances of a […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the May 1, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Space Focus for Facilities’ Future May 4, 2020 — The turbulence stemming from the initial outbreak and exponential spread of the coronavirus surmounts any we have experienced in our lifetimes. The stress on the healthcare system, the economic freefall, and all of the downstream effects have […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the May 15, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Preparing NOW for the Student of 2024 May 18, 2020 — Higher Education institutions, K-12, and Preparatory Schools are indeed staring down the barrel of a fall reopening—amidst the continued uncertainty of testing and tracing capabilities, and the relentless nature of this virus’ transmission capability. Yet, […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the May 29, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President In the Trenches: Cleaning Protocols & HVAC/MEP Systems Requirements June 1, 2020 — Higher Education institutions, K-12, and Preparatory Schools have started to weigh in on a fall reopening amidst continued concerns of large gathering virus transmission. Since my last message two weeks ago, America is […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the November 6, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Planning for New Realities:  Shifting Your Mindset November 9, 2020 — Two weeks ago, I said the pandemic had gotten ugly.  Little did I know we would enter new terrain and do so this quickly.  The U.S. has surpassed 10M cases, with infections rising in 42 states, […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the October 9, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Lessons Learning for Spring Semester: Pre-Planning, Plan Delivery & Post Assessment October 12, 2020 — Like nothing seen in more than a century, the coronavirus has infiltrated every populated patch of the globe, sowing terror and poverty, infecting millions of people in some nations and paralyzing […]