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Texas Tech's Physical Plant receives top honors

From Texas Tech University:

Texas Tech University's Physical Plant recently received the APPA Award for Excellence, which is the organization's highest institutional honor.

The APPA (formerly known as the Association of Physical Plant Administrators) award provides educational institutions the opportunity for national and international recognition for their outstanding achievements in facilities management.

"Having an outstanding physical plant allows us to be an emerging national research university," said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D. "The staff there provides outstanding support for our students and staff, and they are all very deserving of this national honor."

Universities eligible to receive the award demonstrate the ability to look at the organization as a whole, focus on what is important to the university, and concentrate on improving overall performance.

"What this award says to the Big 12 and all other universities is that we are doing things right here at Texas Tech," said Hugh Cronin, assistant vice president for operations. "We are stewards of the environment and we put our customers first."

Cronin said he enjoys working at Texas Tech because he comes to work every day knowing there may be an issue or problem, and that he has the right staff to resolve and fix any issue.

APPA is the largest international association of educational institutions and their facilities and physical plant departments. More than 7,000 educational facilities are active within APPA.

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