Welcome to Rocky Mountain APPA
Rocky Mountain APPA promotes the common interests of planning, maintenance and operation of facilities within the region's educational institutions, supports and supplements the activities of APPA, and fosters a professional spirit among those engaged in this work.
The RMA includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.
The University of Arizona brings APPA's Leadership Academy Track 4 to their Campus
The University of Arizona recently graduated 23 individuals from APPA Leadership Academy by offering all four tracks of the Academy on their campus in Tucson, Arizona. This is the first time that all four tracks have been brought to an APPA member institution. The purpose of The Leadership Academy is to enhance and further develop leadership throughout the educational industry. The Leadership Academy provides opportunities for professionals to increase their awareness of industry issues, to learn the skills necessary to handle today's changes, and to discover their own leadership potential.
"The University of Arizona Facilities Management Department would like to thank APPA, Chuck and Lander for coming to our campus," says Chris Kopach, assistant vice president of Facilities Management at The University of Arizona and President-Elect for APPA 2016-2017.
"APPA's willingness to complete all four tracks on campus speaks highly of their commitment to continue to provide outstanding training opportunities to our educational facilities team. The University of Arizona is proud to be the first to have The Leadership Academy Track 4 on our campus."
Pictured above are the recent graduates from APPA's Leadership Academy. The graduate names are listed below:
- Chris Adams
- Charlie Boyd
- Veronica Castro
- Michael Cortez
- William Free
- Bill Grant
- Rogelio Guzman
- Andrea Lawyer
- Cloriza Lomeli
- Joel Long
- Richard Lower
- Stephen Mikitish
- Dave Munro
- Bruce Overland
- Howard Pastko
- Woodford Remencus
- Paul Ronstadt
- Paula Santos
- Mark St. Onge
- Rick Street
- Richard Ugalde
- Thomas Webb
- Alejandra Zell
- Effective and Innovative Practices Award: Andrew Mead, University of Colorado Boulder for “University of Colorado Boulder Facilities Management Mentor Program”
- APPA Sustainability Award: Colorado State University
- Unsung Hero Award: Kyle Williams, Brigham Young University (Idaho)
- APPA Fellow Award: John Morris, Northern Arizona University
- Award for Excellence: New Mexico State University
- APPA President's Award: Dave Button (University of Regina)
RMA's Unsung Hero Needs Your Help
Many of you have known Rob Reeder of Utah State University for a number of years. For those of you who don't, he has volunteered his time for RMA, APPA, and the Toolkit program for a long time. He was even a recipient of the Unsung Hero Award recently for his dedication to RMA and the Toolkit program.
Recently, Rob was involved in a very serious bike accident that resulted in him breaking some vertebrae, leaving him paralyzed. He will need to use a wheelchair now, but thankfully he has full use of his hands, arms, and shoulders. He will be in the hospital for at least another six weeks.
Rob is an avid outdoorsman and volunteers with many local youth programs. He works at Utah State University and is also a huge fan/supporter of the Aggie athletic program.
There is a Go Fund Me page to support his medical bills and to help make changes that will be needed to make his current (or future) home more accessible for him.
Please donate your change to Rob so that we can help make a positive change in his life! https://www.gofundme.com/23zxtdw
If you know Rob and would like to send him a get well message, he can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in reading a news article published in The Herald Journal, please click here.
RMA Credentialing Video
Congratulations are in Order
APPA recognized 16 institutions and 22 individuals for achievements during the awards reception on July 12, 2016 and the awards banquet on July 13, 2016 at the 2016 APPA Conference in Nashville, TN. Congratualtions to the following RMA institutions and individuals:
CU Boulder hosted Track III of the Leadership Academy.
Besides the CU Boulder staff, there were also employees from CU Denver - Anschutz Campus, Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines.
Matt Adams was the instructor.
The University of Arizona has recently completed APPA Leadership Track 3 Training with over 30 our leaders and 4 from NAU. Thank you APPA for the great training and we will wrap up the rest of the Team in August.
Your colleagues can become APPA Associate members at no cost!
If you are an employee of an APPA member educational institution, you are eligible to receive an APPA Associate membership at no cost. Creating an APPA account gives you exclusive access to member benefits!
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