Crystal Smith Elected APPA Treasurer
APPA President and CEO Lander Medlin and APPA Board Chair Dave Irvin announced that Crystal D. Smith, associate director of financial analysis for facilities services at the University of Chicago, has been elected by the APPA membership to serve as Treasurer on the APPA Board of Directors.
The APPA Treasurer is a member of the Board’s executive committee, and Smith’s term begins immediately. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University, and a Master of Accounting and Financial Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Smith and her University of Chicago team were selected to present their budgeting best practices at the 2022 CAPPA Conference.
For further information, contact Lander Medlin.
APPA’s Lander Medlin Quoted in Recent IHE Article
Impressions of campus facilities from the student occupant’s standpoint can make or break students’ college experiences and plans.
APPA’s Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
As APPA continues to prepare for every future, the APPA Board of Directors recognizes that it is time for APPA to formalize our past and current practice around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for the association. With the formation of a Task Force to focus on DEI, APPA demonstrates a sustained and comprehensive commitment to establish an organizational climate that is just and inclusive—regardless of individual differences, beliefs, or identities. What follows is APPA’s Board-approved Statement of Commitment and associated definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion. There is more to come as the task force continues its work laying out short-, mid-, and long-term strategies and actions.
Statement of Commitment
APPA is committed to the intentional and ongoing pursuit of a welcoming environment where diversity of thought and perspective is highly valued, free from barriers, and seeks to correct conditions of disadvantage. To fully represent the people and places of the educational communities we serve, APPA will empower its members through the provision of its resources and services in a fair and impartial manner. Our strength stems from the dedication, experiences, unique attributes, and talents of every member.
Approved February 2022
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