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Friday, November 11, 2016

Brubaker earns educational facilities credential

Alfred State is pleased to announce that Director of Facilities Operations Glenn Brubaker has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential through APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. The CEFP is a way to validate the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational facilities field.
Alfred State Executive Vice President Valerie Nixon said the college was pleased to support Brubaker’s attendance at the APPA Leadership Academy and congratulates him on his achievement.
“Glenn provides innovative and creative leadership in facilities services and capital construction,” she said. “With Glenn’s background in sustainability, he has initiated a number of cost-saving energy efficiencies and has implemented a number of operational changes resulting in improvements in the college’s physical infrastructure. With the completion of this program, I know Glenn will continue to be on the forefront of innovation for the college.”
John Morris P.E., CFM, CEM, CPE, LEED AP, GBE, CEFP, and chair of APPA’s Board for Educational Facilities Professionals Certification, said credentialing is important, not just to show that one is qualified, but also to show that they have enough dedication in their role to make the effort to earn a professional certification.  
“Quite often that says more about an individual than the certification itself,” he said. “APPA's CEFP is the only certification that demonstrates the recipient’s qualifications for educational facilities management, and also demonstrates their dedication to the educational facilities profession.”
Morris added, “The APPA CEFP is quickly becoming the industry standard, and I encourage everyone to pursue their CEFP certification. By obtaining and maintaining this credential, recipients will further assure forward-thinking relevancy and mastery of the best management practices related to educational facilities.”
Lander Medlin, APPA executive vice president, said, “The CEFP credential is an exciting new standard for educational stewardship. It represents core knowledge, talent, and skill, underscoring accountability and commitment to growth and mastery.”
Brubaker, an Andover resident who has been an Alfred State employee since 2004, said, “Over the past two years, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the APPA Leadership Academy and study for the CEFP exam. This broadened my knowledge and experience in the core areas of general administration, maintenance and operations, utilities/energy management, and capital construction. Thank you to Executive Vice President Valerie Nixon, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Deborah Goodrich, and all who had a part in affording me the opportunity to attend the academy and receive the honor of this achievement.”
For eligibility requirements, more information, and to apply for the preparatory course or online CEFP exam, visit www.certification.appa.org or contact Kelly Ostergrant at Kelly@appa.org.