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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]