On behalf of the Board, I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who attended our recent conference on “Elevating the User Experience: Customer Service on Campus in a Digital Age”. Your participation helped to make this event a great success.
I would also like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors who provided their generous support to make this conference possible. Without their contribution, we could not have organized such an informative and engaging event.
Finally, I would like to recognize and thank our keynote speakers, State Senator Creigh Deeds and Col. Keith Gibson, for sharing their insights and expertise on this important topic. Their presentations were truly inspiring and thought-provoking, and we were fortunate to have them as part of our event.
We hope that you found the conference informative and valuable, and that it provided you with new ideas and inspiration for your work. We look forward to seeing you at our future events.
The Virginia Chapter of APPA is pleased to announce our annual conference, to be held March 29th through the 31st, 2023 at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The theme of the conference will be Elevating the User Experience: Customer Service on Campus in a Digital Age.
We are thrilled to have State Senator Creigh Deeds (Virginia’s 25th District) and Col. Keith Gibson (Executive Director VMI’s Museum System) as our plenary speakers on Thursday!
Thank you — and looking forward to seeing you Next Week!
Brian Pinkston, President
Adam Moyer, VP for Conferences
William and Mary Tour Information has been Updated
William & Mary Presentation
The presentation will be held at the Sadler Center – 200 Stadium Dr. Williamsburg, VA 23186
• We will be in Tidewater B located on the third (top) level
Parking is available near Kaplan Arena – 751 Ukrop Way Williamsburg, VA 23185
• Parking Passes Provided (print attached pass)
• Please park along the back edge of the lot adjacent to Brooks St. (see maps)
• Due to limited parking, please carpool as much as possible
• The walk distance is approximately 0.5 miles
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2023 Virginia APPA Plenary Speakers
The Honorable Creigh Deeds, State Senator For Virginia's 25th District
State Senator Deeds (Virginia’s 25th District) has dedicated his life to fighting for a Virginia that works for everybody. Raised in Bath County on his grandparent’s farm, Creigh attended Bath County High school before graduating from Concord College. Creigh’s grandfather was a local Committee Chair during the Great Depression, which instilled within him a passion for democracy and helping others at an early age. Determined to pursue a career of service, Creigh then graduated from Wake Forest University with his law degree before being elected Commonwealth’s Attorney of Bath County. Four years later, Creigh won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, where he fought for working families for nearly a decade before being elected to serve in the State Senate, where he remains to this day.
Col. Keith E. Gibson, Executive Director of the VMI Museum System
Colonel Gibson is Executive Director of the VMI Museum System and Architectural Historian for the Virginia Military Institute. As Director of Museum Programs, Colonel Gibson is responsible for the operation and development of the VMI Museum and the Jackson House, both in Lexington, Virginia and the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park in New Market, Virginia. Growing up near Richmond, Virginia kindled Keith Gibson’s interest in history at an early age. Colonel Gibson received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the VMI in 1977. Graduate work at George Washington University and James Madison University helped prepare him for a career in public history. Colonel Gibson’s recent published works include Virginia Military Institute, Photographic History and Moses Ezekiel: Civil War Soldier; Renowned Sculptor. An Emmy Award recipient (2001 direction, PBS docudrama Field of Lost Shoes), he has worked on a number of documentary films, made for television films, and feature films, including the 2014 feature film on the Battle of New Market, Field of Lost Shoes. He appears frequently as a spokesperson for historic preservation. He was instrumental in the development of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District and Commission Act passed by Congress in 1996. In 2012 Colonel Gibson was awarded the Governor’s Agency Star as the outstanding state employee of the year.
2023 VAPPA Williamsburg Sponsors
The Conference Schedule
|13:00 – 15:00||Presentation on Planning on a Historic Campus||William & Mary||William & Mary, Sadler Center|
|16:00||Conference Registration Opens||Main Ball Room|
|17:00 – 19:00||Conference Reception||Main Ball Room|
|19:00 – 21:00||Dinner followed by entertainment||Main Ball Room|