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Montclair State Receives APPA Award for Excellence in Facilities Management

Award recipients recognized at Washington, D.C., reception

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Montclair State University Facilities received national and international recognition as a leader in their field by APPA during the organization’s annual conference. The Montclair State team was honored as a recipient of APPA’s prestigious 2018 Award for Excellence in Facilities Management at an awards reception held on August 3 in Washington, D.C.

APPA, previously known as the Association of Physical Plant Administrators, is the premier organization of facilities managers in higher education. The highly coveted and competitive APPA Award for Excellence – the organization’s highest institutional honor – acknowledges outstanding education facilities managers who play a critical role in supporting institutional missions and vision.

“It is gratifying to know that the hard work and efforts of the 338 men and women of University Facilities have been noticed and appreciated by our peers,” says Montclair State Vice President of Facilities Shawn M. Connolly. “That our collective work has resulted in this impressive result is a testament to the value of teamwork and partnerships.”

Nominees for the five-year designation are evaluated in the areas of leadership; strategic and operational planning; information and analysis; development and management of human resources; process management; and performance results. As part of the selection process, an awards evaluation team visits nominated institutions to conduct site reviews.

“The institutions that receive the Award for Excellence are true leaders in educational facilities management,” says APPA Vice President of Professional Affairs Dan Bollman. “The facilities professionals at Montclair State are committed to delivering exceptional customer service to University students, faculty, staff and visitors.”