VAPPA's 2024
Future Leaders of Facilities

July 11 – 12, 2024 

Hosted by Hampden-Sydney College



Lead the Way: Empowering New Leaders in Facilities Management

Specifically designed for newly promoted supervisors and front-line employees aspiring to become leaders, this summit brings together industry experts, and passionate professionals from Universities, K-12 schools, and private institutions across the Commonwealth.

The 2024 VAPPA Future Leaders of Facilities Summit is an inaugural event dedicated to nurturing the next generation of leaders in academic facility management. Our goal is to inspire innovation, foster collaboration, and drive strategic growth within the educational sector.

We are excited to announce that the 2024 VAPPA Future Leaders of Facilities Summit is a no cost event, offering an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth without financial barriers.

Attendees will enjoy complimentary overnight lodging (you’ll have your own room) in the historic Venable Hall on the beautiful Hampden-Sydney campus, immersing themselves in the rich heritage of the college. In addition, all meals will be provided, ensuring that participants can fully engage in the summit’s activities without any concerns. Each educational institution’s involvement will effectively build a cohort of future leaders in FM across Virginia.

Hosted by
Hampden-Sydney College

Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States, with a rich tradition of academic excellence and leadership development. Nestled in the heart of Virginia, the college is renowned for its commitment to forming men of character, equipped with the skills and knowledge to lead in an ever-changing world. With a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, a strong emphasis on ethics, and a vibrant campus life, Hampden-Sydney College fosters a close-knit community where students are encouraged to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly. The college’s picturesque campus and historic buildings provide an inspiring backdrop for events such as the Future Leaders of Facilities Summit, making it an ideal setting for fostering innovation and collaboration.

Why Attend?

Attending the Future Leaders of Facilities Summit offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an environment dedicated to professional growth and leadership development. This event is not just about acquiring knowledge; it’s about transforming your approach to facility management. Through engaging sessions and interactive discussions, you’ll gain new perspectives and innovative ideas that can be immediately applied to your work. The summit also provides a platform to voice your challenges and learn from the collective experience of peers who are navigating similar journeys. Join us to be inspired, to challenge your thinking, and to become a catalyst for change within your organization.


Develop your Leadership skills

Learn from industry leaders and enhance your leadership capabilities.


Enhance Skills

Participate in workshops that equip you with actionable strategies for managing educational facilities.


Gain Insights

Stay ahead of emerging trends in academic facility management.


Drive Innovation

Discover new technologies and approaches to elevate your facility management practices.

Network effect

Expand your Network

Connect with like-minded professionals in the academic sector and build valuable relationships.

Summit Dining - Sponsored by Trane

The 2024 VAPPA Future Leaders of Facilities Summit, proudly sponsored by Trane, will feature a delightful array of meals, ensuring a memorable culinary experience for all attendees.

Thursday, July 11

  • 9am Venable Hall – Breakfast
    • Enjoy a hearty breakfast including Chicken Biscuits, Sausage Biscuits, and Hash Brown Patties, accompanied by Coffee and Juice.  


  • 12pm Pannill Commons – Lunch Buffett
    • Savor a sumptuous lunch Buffet Style at the Pannill Commons.  


  • 6pm Chalgrove Lake (Rain site is the Tiger Inn) – Dinner
    • Slow Roasted Beef Brisket, complemented by a Coffee Molasses BBQ Sauce, Creamy Maple Mustard Sauce, and Cherry Apple Chow Chow. Side dishes include Broccoli Salad, Sliced Local Tomatoes with Basil Vinaigrette, Local Sweet Corn with Herbed Butter, Classic Potato Salad, and Bacon Cornbread Stuffing. Freshly baked Oatmeal Pan Bread and Sweet Potato Muffins will also be available. For dessert, indulge in Vanilla Raspberry Swirl Cupcakes and Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes. Beverages include Beer, Wine, Cider, and Smoked Old Fashioned cocktails.


Friday, July 12

  • 12pm Venable Hall – Lunch 
    • A convenient and delicious box lunch featuring Freshly Made Sandwiches, Chips, Cut Fruit, Brownies, and your choice of Soft Drink or Bottled Water.


Enjoy the rich flavors and warm hospitality of Hampden-Sydney College throughout the summit, with generous support from Trane!



Trane provides innovative heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, focusing on energy efficiency and sustainability. Their Richmond, VA office offers personalized support for all your commercial HVAC needs, including system upgrades, maintenance, and rentals. Enjoy an evening of networking and insights into the latest advancements in HVAC technology with Trane.

Summit Schedule

Contact Information

For more information about the 2024 VAPPA Future Leaders of Facilities Summit, please reach out to our event coordinator Kevin Miller can be contacted at, or the VAPPA President Jamie Joyner is available at They are happy to assist with any inquiries, provide additional details about the event, and help with registration or accommodation arrangements. We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting and transformative summit!

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