IAAPPA: Leadership in Education Facilities

The Iowa Chapter of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (IAAPPA) is an affiliate of APPA: Leadership in Education Facilities. We are also affiliated with Midwest APPA (MAPPA). All of these organizations are comprised of higher education facilities professionals, business members and emeritus institutional members.

IAAPPA typically hosts two semi-annual conferences focused on innovations and best practices for the facilities and institutions that we serve. These conferences rotate to various college campuses in Iowa. The conferences also serve as an opportunity for business members to network with the key facilities professionals that make decisions on how to improve the operations of their respective campuses.

Institutional Membership in IAAPPA is open to universities, colleges, K-­12 schools, libraries, museums and other educational institutions that have facilities professionals. The Midwest Group (MAPPA) is comprised of the following seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Other membership types that are available are Affiliate, Emeritus, Retired, Student and Business Partner.  Please note that all membership types, except for Business Partner, must also be members of APPA. To join APPA or find more information about any of the APPA groups, visit the APPA website:

IAAPPA Members: If you are interested in becoming a member of the IAAPPA Board, please contact the IAAPPA Board at for more information.


IAAPPA: Members


Join APPA in January

Looking for an amazing ROI in 2019? Make the investment today in your team … in yourself!

Institute for Facilities Management 
January 13-17, 2019
APPA’s premier educational program, offering four core course tracks: General Administration & Management; Maintenance & Operations; Energy & Utilities; and Planning, Design & Construction.  View additional scheduling information and register today to reserve your seat as you ensure your departmental success!

Leadership Academy
January 15-17, 2019
APPA’s Leadership Academy has been developed for, and focuses on, the educational institution’s facilities staff, buyers/purchasing agents, business/finance professionals, and auxiliary services professionals.   Here they strive to graduate and provide leaders with the wisdom, skills, vision, and confidence to EFFECTIVELY build TRUST-based CULTURES.  View additional scheduling information and register now!

Continuous Learning Series (CLS)
January 14-17, 2019 (Varies Based on Offering)
APPA’s new Continuous Learning Series (CLS) is aimed at providing you more immediate access to the information, training, and peer-to-peer learning you will need during this age of accelerations. The programming will enable facilities professionals to access the most relevant and current knowledge available on a wide range of topics and across a number platforms and mediums.

Leading Your Facilities Organization through an Age of Transformational Change
January 14, 2019
BONUS: Attending the Leadership Academy? You may select this program as a complimentary offering during your registration process. 

Building the Smart Campus: A Workshop on Successfully Employing Fault Detection & Diagnostics in the Campus Environment
January 14, 2019

Emerging and Leading Strategies for Funding Facilities Stewardship in an Age of Accelerating and Transformational Change
January 17, 2019


APPA is proud to partner on the following CLS programming with:



ASHRAE’s Fundamental of HVAC Design and Operations
January 14-16, 2019

COAA’s Owner Training Institute Trilogy – Design Process Management
January 14, 2019
COAA’s Owner Training Institute Trilogy – Cost Management
January 15, 2019
COAA’s Owner Training Institute Trilogy – Project Closeout
January 16, 2019
BONUS: Bundle & Save! Register for all three (3) COAA programs for a $1,350 tuition package.

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