Art Jones, director of Facilities Services at Black Hills State University, was recently nominated for secretary-treasurer of the APPA.

An international association dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the quality of educational facilities, APPA represents more than 1,500 learning institutions serving over 4,700 individuals. The association’s membership includes facilities professionals from public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities; medical and law schools; seminaries; public and private K-12 schools and districts; museums and parks; military installations; and federal, state and city-county governments.

Founded in 1914 as a learning forum for those engaged in the improvement and maintenance of educational buildings and grounds, APPA promotes excellence in the administration, planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operations of educational facilities. In addition, APPA serves the entire education community by conducting research, providing educational programs, producing publications, developing guidelines, and serving as a central information source on educational facilities issues.

Jones received his master’s degree in industrial arts from Northern State University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota at Springfield. He has served as the director of facilities services at BHSU for 30 years.