Stoverink Honored with APPA 2004 Pacesetter Award

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 13, 2004 — Al Stoverink, director of Facilities Management at Southeast Missouri State University, recently received the 2004 Pacesetter Award for dedication to the education facilities profession at the Awards Breakfast at the Association for Higher Education Facilities Officers’ (APPA) Educational Facilities Leadership Forum.

Stoverink was recognized for his contributions to enhancing education in the Central States Association of Physical Plant Administrators (CAPPA) region as well as fostering awareness about the educational facilities profession, according to Kevin Folsom, a senior representative of the CAPPA region.

Stoverink has held numerous positions at the regional level and chapter level of CAPPA. He has served as CAPPA president and was on the CAPPA Executive Committee for five years; president of the Missouri Association of Physical Plant Administrators (MOAPPA); and CAPPA Junior Representative to APPA.  He was instrumental in establishing the CAPPA Education Task Force and the CAPPA Electronic Communications Task Force. 

In addition, Stoverink has been very active at the international level. He is a junior representative to the APPA Board, and he has encouraged and facilitated staff from Southeast Missouri State University to make presentations at the APPA Educational Facilities Leadership Forum and write articles for APPA’s own Facilities Manager.

The Pacesetter Award is designed to encourage further participation in APPA among those who have already made significant contributions at their regions or chapters.  Up to seven Pacesetter Awards are presented to individuals each year.

The Association for Higher Education Facilities Officers represents nearly 4,500 learning institutions throughout the United States, Canada and other countries around the world.  Universities and colleges comprise the largest segment of membership, with most four-year U.S. institutions represented.  APPA member institutions and organizations are represented by vice presidents for facilities, directors of physical plant, associate directors, facilities administrators, and managers of a variety of specific facilities operations, such as construction, grounds, utilities, engineering, maintenance, housing, project management and many others.