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(Revised March 1984)
(Revised October 1992)
(Revised April 2002)
(Revised October 2005)
The official name of this organization shall be the Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, hereinafter referred to as SRAPPA.
A. To promote the common interest in the construction, care, and operation of Physical Plants used by Universities and Colleges within the region; and
B. To foster the professional spirit among the persons engaged in this work; and
C. To aid and supplement the work of the international organization, APPA, “The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.”
Per the Bylaws, applicants will be accepted into membership of SRAPPA from colleges, universities, or institutions of higher learning with separate and distinct Physical Plants, in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and territories of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Section I. Officers
A. The officers of SRAPPA shall be:
2. President Elect
3. First Vice President
4. Second Vice President
5. Vice President for Long Range Planning
6. Vice President at Large
7. Vice President for Communication
9. Senior APPA Delegate
10. Junior APPA Delegate
11. APPA Delegate Elect
B. These Officers shall comprise the Board of Directors of SRAPPA.
C. The President-Elect, Vice President for Long-Range Planning, and the Vice President at Large shall comprise the Nominating Committee.
D. The President, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President for Long-Range Planning, Vice President at Large, and Vice President for Communications shall comprise the Executive Committee.
Section II. Nominations
A. Elected and Automatically Nominated Officers
1. The President-Elect will be nominated automatically for the President’s Office one year after his/her election as President-Elect.
2. The Second Vice President will be nominated automatically for the First Vice President position one year after his/her election as Second Vice President.
3. The out-going President will be nominated automatically to be APPA delegate-elect.
B. Officers Nominated by Committee—Nominations for positions that must be filled from the membership, rather than automatic nominations, shall be made by the Nominating Committee as defined in the Bylaws.
C. Filling Vacancies—Vacancies that occur other than at the Annual Meeting may be filled by majority vote of the Board of Directors or by vote of the Membership at the next Annual Meeting as per subsection B.
Section III. Automatic Progression
A. The APPA delegate elect will become the Junior APPA Delegate at the next APPA meeting.
B. The Junior APPA Delegate will become the Senior APPA Delegate position at the APPA meeting the year after he/she became Junior APPA Delegate.
Section IV. Election of Officers
A. All Officers listed in Article IV, Section I will be elected per subsection C.
B. The Board of Directors will present the slate of nominated Officers during the Annual Meeting.
C. All Officers shall be elected by the present Institutional representatives with the majority of votes cast determining the election.
D. All elected officers except the APPA delegates shall take office at the conclusion of the annual meeting in which they were elected. The APPA delegates shall take office after the subsequent annual meeting of APPA. All elected officers shall hold office until their successors are elected and installed.
Section V. Limitations on Re-Election
A. The President, President Elect, First Vice President, and Second Vice President shall not be eligible for re-election for a period of four (4) years.
B. The Vice President for Long Range Planning, Vice President at Large, Secretary/Treasurer, two APPA Delegates, and the Vice President for Communication shall be eligible for re-election for one additional consecutive term. Once out of office, these Officers shall not be eligible for re-election for a period of three (3) years.
Section VI. Removal
An Officer may be removed for adequate reason by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. The Director being considered for removal will not participate in the vote.
The Association at any scheduled meeting may adopt or amend any Bylaws, consistent with the provisions of the Constitution, by a majority vote cast by the voting members present, except where a greater majority may be required by the Bylaws.
Section I. Annual Meeting
Per the Bylaws, a meeting of the membership of SRAPPA shall be held annually or more often as agreed upon at the annual meeting.
Section II. Special Meetings
Per the Bylaws, Special Meetings may be called.
Any and all articles, sections, or paragraphs of this Constitution may be repealed or amended by a vote of two-thirds of the members of SRAPPA, present and voting at an annual meeting, after a notice of the proposed amendment is given, in writing, one year in advance or provided the proposed amendment is approved by two-thirds of the Board of Directors and a copy mailed by the Secretary-Treasurer to SRAPPA representatives at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting.