Medlin Stepping Away as APPA President and CEO, Judd Named Interim
Lander Medlin, who has been APPA’s distinguished leader and a devoted advocate for the facilities management profession for 30 years, is stepping away from her role as President and CEO to focus on her health and family. The APPA Board announced the news on January 4 and on January 10 unanimously approved R. Holly Judd, APPA’s chief of staff, as Interim President and CEO.
Snapshots from APPA U in New Orleans
Hailing from almost every U.S. state and as far away as Saudi Arabia, close to 400 educational facilities professionals convened in New Orleans in early January for two of APPA’s signature professional development programs: The Institute for Facilities Management and the Leadership Academy, sold-out events held simultaneously under the umbrella of APPA U, January 8–11, 2024.
Facilities Manager Magazine’s Top 5 Stories from 2023
It’s been a busy year for educational facilities professionals, and there’s no letup in sight for 2024. If you missed some of the insights your peers provided in the pages of Facilities Manager magazine, we’ll help you catch up with this compilation of five articles that really captured readers’ attention 2023. Find time to wind down this holiday season with their insights—or even browse the full archive (dating back to 1985!)—to reflect on the biggest opportunities and most challenging issues facing facilities leaders today.
Registration Opens for 2024 APPA’s Spring Conference in Nashville
APPA will offer an array of educational and networking opportunities to facilities professionals in 2024.
The conference will focus on the biggest issues facing educational institutions. In two immersive days of thought leadership, you’ll learn how your colleagues from around the world are addressing challenges and opportunities alike, from emerging realms of crisis management to new strategies for recruiting, retaining, and training your staff.
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APPA Advisors provide you and your institution with advice backed by analytic, developmental, and strategic services. Their assessments will assist your institution in leveraging its physical assets, enhance the student experience, build organizational capacity, develop your human capital, and extract higher value and better outcomes from your investments in facilities construction, operations, renewal, and modernization.
Share Your Best Practices in Facilities Manager
What’s the good news from your campus? Facilities Manager welcomes recent case studies and emerging best practices from facilities management professionals at APPA-member institutions in 2024. The magazine’s 2024 editorial calendar outlines issue themes, submission deadlines, and more information related to practical and big-picture perspectives on the most pressing issues and challenges advancing and impacting your work.
Publishing in Facilities Manager is a great way to share engaging, behind-the-scenes accounts of why your work matters and how you get it done. Each issue features a range of voices, perspectives, and topics related to best practices in facilities management.
Thought Leaders Report 2023: Leadership Reimagined: Navigating the Higher Education Workplace
APPA’s 2023 Thought Leaders Report, Leadership Reimagined: Navigating the Higher Education Workplace, focuses on the workforce. APPA recognizes that workforce issues are incredibly challenging and understands that an engaged and empowered workforce can solve overwhelming campus problems. A major theme throughout this report is the significance of leadership that now requires a shift in mindset. To develop a clear picture of the situation confronting leaders at colleges and universities, the Thought Leaders Report is based on a SWOT analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing campus leaders.
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Anita Dosik is APPA’s associate director of publications and managing editor of Facilities Manager. You can reach her at [email protected].