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APPA recognizes Wilfong

Earl Wilfong, Monmouth College’s director of facilities management, has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential from the APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities.
The CEFP credential is a way to validate the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational facilities field.
“Working for an educational institution is a calling – one that affects the future every day,” said Jack Colby, former APPA president and chair of APPA’s Board for Educational Facilities Professionals Certification. “The CEFP program was designed to confirm professional achievements in the field and illustrate a superior understanding of what it takes to create and maintain safe, functional and inspiring learning environments, now and for future generations.”
Wilfong joined Monmouth’s staff in 2005 after holding similar positions at Iowa Wesleyan University, Millikin University and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ill.
A 1990 graduate of the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in management, Wilfong studied engineering in the U.S. Navy and was a plan engineer for a Springfield construction company before entering the college physical plant field in 1999.
Formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators, APPA is the association of choice for 5,200 educational facilities professionals at more than 1,500 learning institutions throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. APPA promotes leadership in educational facilities for professionals seeking to build their careers, transform their institutions and elevate the value and recognition of facilities in education. APPA provides members the opportunity to explore trends, issues and best practices in educational facilities through research, publications, professional development and credentialing.