Message from President Kwofie
The 2018 PCAPPA conference in Spokane, WA was exciting with the engagement of 280 attendees from 56 institutions and 46 business partners. Over 35% of our attendees were first timers and 7 past PCAPPA presidents spanning four decades were present. We also hosted our first "Women in Facilities" mixer, and based on comments...this event was fun and very inspiring! Finally, this educational conference would not have been a great success without all of YOU - our members, business partners and our host institution, University Washington, Bothell!
Many of you who have attended our past PCAPPA conferences may have noticed some changes that we implemented in response to your feedbacks on improving our delivery. Pre-conference tours and team building activities were included for attendees and guests to network with facilities colleagues. Our goal is to ensure your conference experience and investment of time in these activities keep you looking forward to future conferences.
In my inaugural speech, I shared my four cornerstones of success for our members, Chapters, and PCAPPA as a region: gratitude, curiosity, service and kindness. As we journey together this coming year, I look forward to working with you on these four pillars to create connections that will provide resources to support your goals and objectives. This will include opportunities with prospective institutions, business partners and affiliates within our region. At the board level, we will continue the pipeline for leadership by actively engaging members with the passion to serve in various board committees.
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 PCAPPA Board!Left to right: Nicole Sanderson, Kristin Witters, Moe Salem, Tony Ichsan, Winnie Kwofie, Bob Andrews, Steve Yeadons, Alvaro DeSousa, Tom Polansky, Eric Johnson, Kim Case-Nichols To learn more about the board members, visit the Board Member page.
Get ready for PCAPPA 2019