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The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) has selected Glen Haubold, New Mexico State University assistant vice president for facilities, as a 2013 Pacesetter Award winner.
The Pacesetter Award is presented to an active APPA member who has demonstrated significant service to the organization. No more than seven Pacesetter Awards are given annually.
Haubold, who has been an active member of APPA since 1981, working in facilities management at Texas Christian University, Texas Women's University and University of North Texas, came to NMSU in December 2008 as the executive director of facilities operations.
He attributes much of his success and his recognition to the NMSU Facilities and Services team.
"The staff here has been very adaptive and has embraced all of the advancements in the field of facilities management," Haubold said. "We've worked very hard to break down the silos."
One of Haubold's goals at NMSU has been to look at synergies to be developed across operations, planning, construction, environmental health and safety, the fire department and other activities he oversees.
"We have to remain competitive with other universities and external service providers," Haubold said. "That's sometimes hard to do within a framework of a state university. As a state entity, we must pay attention to the public, our faculty, staff and students, and be good stewards of our facilities and resources. You have to be a creative thinker. That's the only way to keep up."
"Glen's active participation in APPA has been a real benefit to NMSU and allowed us to incorporate many best practices into our facilities management," said Angela Throneberry, NMSU senior vice president for administration and finance. "This is a well-deserved national award for Glen recognizing his outstanding achievements and contributions to APPA."
Haubold has served APPA in several different capacities over the years - as president of the Texas chapter, secretary of the Rocky Mountain region and second vice president of the Central Region. He is an APPA-certified Supervisor's Toolkit trainer and has presented at many APPA events. He will serve as a cohost for the Central Region conference in 2014.
The award will be presented in Minneapolis at the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers 2013 conference, scheduled for Aug 2-4.
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