About Us

CAPPA’s purpose is to develop and maintain high standards in the administration, maintenance, operation, planning and development of facilities management in educational institutions; to promote professional ideals and standards to better serve the objectives of education; and to supplement and assist the work of APPA in the Central Region.

CAPPA was founded at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS) in December 1953 and was then know as the the Central States Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (CSRA). In the fall of 1987 the membership officially changed the organization’s name to Central Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges (CAPPA) at the Annual Meeting in Houston, TX. The organization was incorporated as CAPPA, INC., in North Dakota on November 4, 1993 and has been known as CAPPA since then.