The Association of Physical Plant Administrators has awarded Norfolk State University’s F. Daniel Young the 2016 Meritorious Service Award, the APPA’s highest award for individual service.
Young, Director of Facilities Management, was honored for his years of participation and service to APPA and the field of facilities management for education institutions. “The strength of APPA – and, truly, the whole profession of facilities management – is built upon the leadership and service of its members to the organization and to each other,” said Paul Wuebold, APPA’s Vice President, Professional Affairs, and the chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee. “This is just one way APPA can say ‘Thank you’ for years of significant contributions by our members.”
Young has been involved with APPA for almost 40 of his 47 years in educational facilities management. He has served the MAPPA, Central APPA (CAPPA), and Southeast (SRAPPA) regions of APPA, recently coming off a 10-year stint on the SRAPPA Board of Directors. Young also has been active in the state chapters in Florida and Georgia, acting as a driving force behind the establishment of the Florida APPA (FLAPPA) chapter. Throughout his career, Young has been a strong supporter of APPA programs, bringing the Supervisor’s Toolkit and multiple drive-in workshops to campuses across three regions. He currently serves APPA as a member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) committee.
To be eligible for nomination, individuals must have been an active member of APPA for a minimum of 10 consecutive years; attended and participated in meetings and other functions at the international level; and demonstrated continued and distinguished service to the association.
Award recipients were recognized during the 2016 APPA Annual Conference in Nashville.
The APPA promotes leadership in educational facilities for professionals seeking to build their careers, transform their institutions, and elevate the value and recognition of facilities in education. APPA is the association of choice for more than 12,000 educational facilities professionals from 1,300 educational institutions in North America.