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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, […]

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 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 December 4, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President An Experience Exchange around Your Remaining Challenges for Spring Reopening December 7, 2020 — In just one month, the U.S. added well over 4M new COVID cases, surpassing 14.5M total, with infections rising in every state as the nation struggles to contain a “surge on top of a […]

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 January 8, 2021 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Healthy, Smart Buildings:  Why You Should Care January 11, 2021 — Let me start by saying the virus is still winning!  This past month could be labeled “the great accelerator.”   The U.S. added well over 8M new cases, surpassing 22.4M total, with infections rising in every state.  […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the March 20, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President COVID-19 Message Following the March 20, 2020 APPA Town Hall March 23, 2020 — Thank you to the 1,100-plus participants who joined Friday’s Town Hall Meeting – Sharing Emerging Practices on COVID-19– and a specific shout out to our three panelists, Don Guckert, Mary Vosevich, and Norm Young […]

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 8, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President If/Then…What Scenarios for Facilities’ Future May 11, 2020 — These days it’s anything but business as usual.  Make no mistake about it.  The world has been besieged by this deadly pandemic – COVID-19.  These are dark times with increasing stress on our healthcare system, the economy […]

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 23, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Looking Forward: Financial Ramifications & Impacts of COVID-19 October 26, 2020 — Halloween has arrived early … we’re living in scary times! It was just two weeks ago I said the next few months could get ugly. We’re already there as the third surge of infections […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the September 11, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President How Goes Your Fall Reopening: An Experience Exchange on Lessons Learning September 14, 2020 — In the past two weeks, the United States has added 500,000 cases cresting 6.4M cases and approaching 192,000 deaths. Although total U.S. cases are showing slight signs of slowing down, health experts […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the September 25, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President COVID Communications with Diverse Stakeholders & Interest Groups September 28, 2020 — As I open this week’s message, I want to mark with great sadness the news of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing on the evening of Friday, September 18. Justice Ginsburg, the second woman […]

APPA Member Message Following the February 19, 2021 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Considering the Remote/Hybrid Workplace February 22, 2021 — The disruption to Higher Education and the K-12/Preparatory Schools has been staggering.  Yet all this chaos could lead to opportunities we had not envisioned or, at the very least, exploring ways to do business differently.  Coming full circle from this […]

APPA Member Message Following the May 21, 2021 APPA Town Hall on HVAC

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President The Practical Realities of COVID & Your HVAC Systems May 24, 2021 — The disruption to Higher Education and K-12 & Preparatory Schools by this pandemic has eclipsed all our prior experiences.  Now we have some added chaos and confusion with the latest “relaxed” masking and social distancing […]

APPA Message Following June 11 Town Hall on Fall Reopening

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Changing Fall 2021 Reopening Strategies June 14, 2021 — Preparing for Fall 2021 may prove more complicated than the past two academic semesters with two key unknowns: the extent of variant strains of SARS CoV-2 and, the level of vaccination of the campus community.  These two combine to create […]

Member Message Following the March 26, 2021 APPA Member Connections Webinar

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Member Connection – Initiatives & Opportunities for Engagement March 29, 2021 — Last Friday, we welcomed long-time and new APPA members, mentors, and inspirational leaders, all at differing stages in their career journey, to connect with the volunteer leadership.  We hoped you would hear the Presidents and Vice Presidents […]