SRAPPA 2020: September 26-30

SRAPPA 2020 takes place on September 26-30 in beautiful Tampa, Florida, also known as the Cigar City. The Tampa Bay area features a large metropolitan area which includes Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, bordered on our west by the white sands and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding the incredible estuary that is Tampa Bay.

The 2020 conference will focus on Sustainability, Technology, Leadership/Communications, and Facilities Planning & Construction as our main educational topics.

SRAPPA is one of six regional organizations dedicated to the operation of buildings on campuses of higher education. SRAPPA consists of members from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Mexican states of Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Yucatan.


With one eye on providing excellence in today’s educational environment, and one always trained on adapting, enhancing, and transforming the facilities of the future, APPA seeks to create positive impact in educational facilities on three important levels:

  • APPA transforms individual facilities professionals into higher performing managers and leaders, which…
  • Helps transform member institutions into more inviting and supportive learning environments, which…
  • Elevates the recognition and value of educational facilities and their direct impact on the recruitment and retention of students, faculty and staff.

APPA used to stand for the Association of Physical Plant Administrators in the late 1960’s through the early 1990’s. Today, the association is known as APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities and is most easily recognized and referred to as simply “APPA.”

Tampa Bay, FL

The hip, urban heart of Florida’s Gulf coast beats in Tampa Bay. Discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun, and a century of Cuban culture – all in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. In Tampa Bay, our hospitality is as warm as our weather. 132 years ago the very first cigar was rolled in Tampa’s Ybor City — setting us on the path toward the rich and vibrant city we know and love in 2018. Take a journey into our rich tradition and the reason why we’re known as Cigar City.

Berkeley Preparatory School

Founded in 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School is a Pre-K — Grade 12 coeducational independent day school. Berkeley educates the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so they may attain their highest potential. Our philosophy encompasses a balanced curriculum of academics, arts, clubs and activities, competitive sports and community service. An emphasis on academic excellence combined with a spirit of social responsibility cultivates in students a newfound confidence and shared sense of purpose. Students exchange ideas, study virtues and explore ethics as they define their attitudes and values.