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Award for Excellence in Facilities Management


Excellence written on a compass

The APPA Award for Excellence in Facilities Management (AFE) is designed to recognize and advance excellence in the field of educational facilities. Originally established in 1988, the AFE is APPA’s highest institutional honor and provides educational institutions the opportunity for national and international recognition for their outstanding achievements in facilities management. The award is designed to highlight the essential role of facilities operations in the overall institutional mission and vision. AFE nominations are evaluated using the same criteria applied through the Facilities Management Evaluation Program (FMEP) in the areas of: leadership; strategic and operational planning; customer focus; information and analysis; development and management of human resources; process management; and, performance results. Nominated institutions also submit to a site review conducted by an awards evaluation team, when appropriate. The AFE designation is valid for a period of five years.

AFE Past Recipients

California State University-San Marcos
University of Chicago

No awards presented

Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University, Idaho
Soka University of America
University of Kansas Medical Center

Georgia Institute of Technology
Montclair State University
Pima County Community College District
University of Arizona

Universidad Panamericana Mexico
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

New Mexico State University
The Ohio State University
University of Texas at San Antonio