KAPPA – the Keystone chapter of APPA, Leadership in Educational Facilities – was founded in 1991 to serve the educational institutions in the Keystone State. KAPPA is a nonprofit, professional organization governed solely by the membership, and is dedicated to the purpose of providing education and networking to the Commonwealth’s higher education facilities officers.The board of directors and the officers of KAPPA have made a commitment to establish and maintain the organization as a forerunner in offering educational opportunities to higher education facilities managers and to provide and promote educational programs that will assist its members to meet the demands imposed by their professional responsibilities.
The most recent version of the KAPPA By Laws is available for your review.
Education is the essence of our mission. We educate by providing the opportunity to attend educational seminars within Pennsylvania, at a nominal cost. We feature timely subjects which come from educational topics chosen by the membership. Educational opportunities emerge from the interaction of the members at the semiannual meetings.
The semiannual meetings not only provide quality educational programs at reasonable cost, but these meetings also provide an opportunity for members to network and exchange ideas. The best resource for information often comes from peers who face the same problems as part of their everyday routines.
KAPPA provides its membership with the opportunity to participate in educational sessions as presenters or as students. Professional development is offered through the membership’s participation as officers of the organization or through committee membership.
Meetings – KAPPA meets two times each year (spring and fall) in various parts of the Commonwealth, rotating meetings at various campuses.
Educational Programs – Educational programs are provided at the semiannual meetings. The programs’ themes include subjects which cover current facilities issues and are requested by the members.
Idea Exchange – The semiannual meetings provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences in both the formal and informal forums.
National and Regional Affiliation – KAPPA is closely affiliated with the national and regional organizations. Many KAPPA members are officers, have held office, or have been active in both the National and Eastern Region of APPA.
Regulatory Advisement – Our regulatory advisement committee monitors Pennsylvania legislation relating to facilities and a reports legislative activities to the members.