In Memoriam – Glenn Smith
APPA has received the sad news that Past APPA President Glenn Smith passed away in his sleep August 7, 2020. He had retired to North Carolina last year after 22 years as the senior facilities officer at Bryn Mawr College. Glenn was APPA’s President in 2013-14, during the run-up to APPA’s 100-year anniversary celebration. He was also a longtime FranklinCovey facilitator and was on the faculty of the Leadership Academy for many years.
Glenn grew up in New York State and received his bachelor and master’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic University. He served 24 years in the U.S. Navy and served in the Naval Civil Engineers Corps, after which he joined Bryn Mawr following the “first job interview I ever had,” he recounted for Facilities Manager.
During his years in higher education facilities, Glenn served as ERAPPA’s president and APPA’s Vice President for Professional Development. He earned the APPA Fellow designation in 2015, received the Meritorious Service Award in 2016, and in 2019-20 he served on APPA’s Governance Task Force, with other APPA Fellows, to assess and recommend improvements to APPA’s Board structure.
Read a profile of Glenn from Facilities Manager.
See Glenn’s campaign video for APPA President.
Glenn Smith is survived by his wife Sue and four children and their families. Following are just a few of the many tributes to Glenn that have come in to APPA since his passing.
2021 Award Applications Due November 30, 2020
Nominations and applications are now being taken for APPA’s 2021 institutional and individual awards:
• Award for Excellence
• Sustainability Innovation Award
• Effective and Innovative Practices Award
• APPA Fellow
• Meritorious Service Award
• Pacesetter Award
Award nominations submitted after November 30, 2020 will be held and considered in the 2022 award cycle. To find out details about APPA’s awards and recognition, visit https://www.appa.org/member-awards-and-recognition/. You can also contact Kristin Witters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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