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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, […]

A Message from APPA’s EVP, Lander Medlin, Regarding COVID-19

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Regarding COVID-19 March 16, 2020 — Suffice it to say that the recent weeks have been surreal.  Calling the onslaught of COVID-19 the “new normal” doesn’t seem adequate.  Yet, we find ourselves amidst mass college and university campus, preparatory, and K-12 school closures; major sports […]

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 10, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Impact of COVID-19 on Human Resources in Educational Facilities April 13, 2020  —  This week marks another grim juncture with the uptake of coronavirus cases and deaths in the U.S., Canada, and elsewhere.  The exponential rate and pace of the virus is mind-numbing, exceeding half a […]

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 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 August 21, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President HVAC Considerations August 24, 2020 — Since last month, the United States has surpassed another grim milestone – topping 5.7M cases. In just one month alone, the U.S. added over 1.5M cases, and sadly, we’re approaching 177,000 deaths, a differential of 1.7M cases — leading the world […]

APPA COVID-19 Message Following the August 28, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President Caring for the Caregiver: Mental Health Resources for Front-Line Teams & Students August 31, 2020 — The United States surpassed 6.0M coronavirus cases this past week and remains at the top of the global chart accounting for almost a quarter of the 25 million cases. It took more […]

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 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 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 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 March 27, 2020 APPA Town Hall

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President COVID-19: Medical Guidance and Campus Response March 30, 2020 — We are extremely pleased with the record turnout for last Friday’s COVID-19 Town Hall.  We actually exceeded our capacity.  However, it was recorded and has already been prominently added to our updated COVID-19 resources page on APPA’s website. […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

Fall Welcome Message to Members

An occasional blogpost from Lander Medlin, APPA’s Executive Vice President September 8, 2020  — I would like to welcome everyone back from the ensuing chaos of the summer months and into this fall semester – whatever form it takes. It has been a tumultuous year and it’s not over yet. However, you have displayed diligence […]