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LSC-Montgomery’s Facilities Director Receives Highest Level of Facilities Certification

In an office filled with blueprints and campus renderings, Linda Corbin, director of facilities at LSC-Montgomery, proudly reveals her most recent accomplishment, an award designating her as a certified educational facilities professionalThe Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) recently designated Linda Corbin, director of facilities at Lone Star College-Montgomery, as a Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) at its annual leadership conference in Vancouver, Canada, in July.

The CEFP designates the highest level of educational facilities mastery, elevating the credibility of both the individual who holds the certification and the institution the certified professional represents.

“The preparation for the exam was time well spent,” said Corbin, who received the designation after completing a four-hour certification exam at the conference. “It was a personal goal of mine and a way for me to ‘self test’ and ‘refresh’ my facilities knowledge.”

According to Corbin, the exam for the CEPF certification is based on experience and covers APPA’s four core competency areas for facilities professionals: general administration and management, operations and maintenance, energy and utilities, and planning, design, and construction. Certification represents superior proficiency in the core competencies, as well as professional strength in educational facilities management.

“The world of facilities is ever-changing. Codes and regulations, environmental issues, and sustainability are all critical issues, especially on this campus as we prepare for the construction of three new academic buildings and a parking garage set to begin this fall,” said Corbin. “We are a growing campus, and we share the same challenges as other institutions across the country and around the world.”

Corbin has been the director of facilities at LSC-Montgomery for 15 years.  She has more than 25 years of experience in facilities management, working for companies such as Compaq Computer and Chrysler. She is also an adjunct instructor at LSC-Montgomery, teaching business, management, and finance courses. Corbin also enjoys volunteering within the community.

She has been a member of APPA for more than 15 years. According to its Web site, representatives from 14 Midwest institutions founded the association in Chicago in 1914. Over the past 35 years, membership has grown from 100 members in 1970 to over 5,200 individuals in over 1,500 learning institutions throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad.

For more information about APPA, visit its Web site at http://www.appa.org/.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
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