Board Elects New Officers at Spring 2023 Meeting in Bedford Springs

During the Annual Business Meeting at the KAPPA Spring 2023 conference held April 4 and 5, new officers were elected to the Board of Directors.

George Papuga of Carnegie Mellon University left the board after serving his term as Immediate Past President.  George is a long-time member of KAPPA, and served as President during the very difficult years of the pandemic.  Thank you, George, for the leadership you provided during some of our most challenging years.  Your dedication and commitment to KAPPA and our members is much appreciated.

Scott Albert of Slippery Rock University moved to the position of Immediate Past President after serving as KAPPA President in 2022/2023.  Scott will serve on the KAPPA Board of Directors as Immediate Past President in 2023/2024 . Scott worked very hard as KAPPA’S President to grow membership and in-person attendance at our two annual conferences following the pandemic.  Congratulations, Scott, on a very successful Spring conference in Bedford Springs.  Thank you for your commitment and service to KAPPA!

Randy Geering of The Pennsylvania State University, Behrend Campus, was promoted to President of the Board of Directors.

  • Mark Bodenschatz of Penn State University was promoted to First Vice President.
  • Erik Cagle of Penn State University was elected as Second Vice President.
  • Jim Miller of Sewickley Academy was elected as Director of Professional Development.
  • Jim Lewis of Cheyney University was elected as Director of Technology and Communication.
  • Brian Richards of Community College of Allegheny County was re-elected as a Director of Membership and Community.
  • Christina Barnes Roth from Stahl Sheaffer was reappointed as Business Partner Liaison to the Board of Directors

Contact information for all of the Board members can be found here.

Custodial Manager – Upper St. Clair School District

Upper St. Clair School District
Custodial Manager (COCM011323)

Custodial Manager
Posting ID COCM011323

Provide overall supervision of district-wide custodial services to the buildings and
grounds that delivers a proactive approach to a clean, safe and healthy environment
for students, staff and the community as well as supervise the District’s custodial


  • Supervises, plans, schedules, and completes payroll for district custodial personnel
  • Provides training on job related functions and safety
  • Works positively/effectively to build a collaborative custodial department
  • Represents the custodial department and builds effective relationships with
    administration, building leadership and other district departments
  • Oversees work of the custodial department to ensure that timeliness and quality
    standards are met
  • Participates as part of the interview team to determine hires
  • Conducts new hire orientation
  • Completes annual performance reviews
  • Responsible for employee relations, including administering progressive discipline as
    needed, in accordance with defined by the CBA, to assigned staff; Refers further
    disciplinary action to the Director of Operations and Facilities
  • Completes administrative duties in a timely and accurate manner to ensure service and
    compliance (budgeting, reviewing and approving invoices, approving overtime (per CBA),
    reviewing timecards, ordering supplies, etc…)
  • Ensures proper maintenance of custodial equipment and oversight of supply inventory
    Serves as backup management representative in overseeing maintenance of the pool
    and surrounding area, including maintaining appropriate certifications as required


  • Minimum: High School diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Associates degree and/or Post-secondary technical training preferred

Experience – Minimum Required:

  • Five years of supervisory experience in a complex, multiple location custodial field
  • Three to five years of custodial experience
  • Must demonstrate the ability to read, understand, and interpret detailed operating
    instructions, repair manuals, blueprints, diagrams, schematics, safety labels, and
    numerous gages; plus write reports and troubleshooting information as necessary
  • Computer skills required


  • Demonstrated skills and desire to lead and motivate others
  • Excellent decision making and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to train, coach, and inspire others
  • Proven track record of delivering quality results and extraordinary customer service.
  • Demonstrated dependability
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • People-oriented; enjoys collaborating and interacting with people and working on group


  • Valid PA driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Must possess all required background clearances
  • Pool Manager Certification (preferred for applicants; training will be provided and once
    certified, must be maintained)


  • Must be able to work in inside and outside conditions, which at times may be extreme
  • 8 hrs/day – Able to work a flexiable mid-day shift
  • On call work will be required
  • Exempt, Full-time – 12 months per year

REPORTS TO: Operations and Facilities Management
Shift Type – Full-Time
Salary Range – Per Year
Location – District Wide

Applications Accepted
Start Date 01/13/2023

To apply, visit Upper St. Clair Employment

KAPPA Extends Scholarship Application Deadline through August 15th

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the limited response to the first notice of scholarships, we are extending the deadline for applications to August 15. Below is information that was previously sent, but with extended deadline.

KAPPA annually offers two types of Sponsorships, which are open to all KAPPA institutional members in good standing. Current members of the KAPPA board are not eligible.  The following opportunities are currently available:

Norman H Bedell Annual Scholarship

You can attend APPA professional development programs by taking advantage of the “Norman H. Bedell Annual Scholarship” program.  The KAPPA Norman H. Bedell scholarship will include the full cost of registration / tuition and up to an additional $2,500 to cover related travel expenses towards attending an APPA professional development program such as APPA Institute for Facilities Management, Leadership Academy, Supervisor’s Toolkit, or the credentialing program.

The only requirement is that scholarships must be used within 12 months of the award. Two (2) scholarships will be awarded each year.

ERAPPA Annual Meeting Scholarships

KAPPA annually offers two scholarships for the ERAPPA Annual Meeting.  The following opportunities are currently available:

One (1) ERAPPA Scholarship for a first-time attendee or someone who has not attended one of the last five (5) ERAPPA Annual Meetings.  This scholarship will include $1500 towards registration and travel expenses.

One (1) ERAPPA Scholarship to all institutional members of KAPPA in good standing.  This scholarship will include $1500 towards registration and travel expenses.

The only requirement is that ERAPPA annual meeting scholarships awarded this spring must be used for the 2022 ERAPPA Annual Meeting in Verona, NY on September 18-21.

To take advantage of any of these scholarships, please complete the following steps:

  • Apply today by filling out the application, a copy of which is attached.
  • Submit the application.  The application deadline for 2022 is August 15th, to Second Vice President Mark Bodenschatz (see instructions on application). Incomplete applications will not be considered. A completed application includes the application form, the applicant’s personal statement, and the supervisor’s evaluation.



Mark A. Bodenschatz, PE, ProFM, CSSP | Director and KAPPA Second Vice President

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

135 East Nittany Avenue, Suite 414 | State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-8952 | Fax: 814-863-7835 |


President’s Welcome Message

Welcome Friends,

It’s an honor to have the opportunity to serve you for the coming year.  It is my goal to continue to build upon the strong foundation that our previous presidents have put in place.  However, I can only do that with your help.  KAPPA is only as strong as the contributions of its members and business partners.

So, as we work through the coming year together, I ask that everyone look for one additional thing that you can contribute.  If you are planning to attend the next KAPPA conference, can you bring another colleague from your institution and get them involved?  If you know of an institution that doesn’t participate in KAPPA, can you reach out and encourage them to participate?  If you see a good educational presentation or speaker, can you make a Board member aware?  Can you apply for a scholarship to take advantage of the APPA/ERAPPA educational opportunities?  Can you develop a presentation for a future KAPPA conference?  If you are aware of a Business Partner that offers something (goods/services) that would benefit the KAPPA membership, can you share the information?  Or could you follow in my footsteps and take that leap from conference attendee to KAPPA officer?

I encourage you to get involved and look forward to seeing what our collective efforts can achieve this year, and hope to see you at the fall meeting!

Best wishes,

Scott Albert

Associate Vice President Facilities, Environmental Safety and Sustainability

Slippery Rock University

Albert Scott

Board Elects New Officers at Spring 2022 Meeting in Cranberry

During the Annual Business Meeting at the KAPPA Spring 2022 conference held April 20 and 21, officers were elected to the Board of Directors.

Phillip Melnick of the Pennsylvania State University, left the board after serving his term as Past President.  Phillip is a long-time member of KAPPA, having served as President in 2018-2019.  Phillip was instrumental in leading KAPPA through important initiatives such as bylaw changes and adding a Director position to our board.  Phillip is very busy as the current Treasurer of ERAPPA.  Thank you, Phillip, for your commitment and service to KAPPA!

George Papuga of Carnegie Mellon University moved to the position of Immediate Past President after serving as KAPPA President from 2019-2022.  George is also a long-time member of KAPPA.  George faced the difficult challenge of leading our organization through the pandemic, including making the difficult decisions related to canceling several conferences.  We would like to congratulate George on leading a successful Spring Conference in 2022.  Thank you for your leadership and dedication to KAPPA!

Due to these terms ending and promotions of officers on the Board, vacant positions were filled during the elections.  Mark Bodenschatz of Penn State University was elected to the Board as Second Vice President.  Shannon Giannoutsos of Carnegie Mellon University was re-elected as Treasurer and Greg Black was re-elected as a Director.

Scott Albert (pictured above) of Slippery Rock University was promoted to President of the Board of Directors.

Randy Geering of The Pennsylvania State University, Behrend Campus, will serve as First Vice President.

Contact information for all of the Board members can be found here.