By SARA GIBONEY
KEARNEY – Lee McQueen, director of Facilities Management and Planning at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, was recently selected as a 2017 Pacesetter for the educational facilities management industry.
He was recognized by the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA), an organization that promotes leadership in educational facilities for professionals building their careers, transforming their institutions and elevating the value and recognition of facilities in education.
“Recipients of the Pacesetter award have made significant contributions to APPA through leadership roles in local chapters, APPA regions and APPA international,” said Paul Wuebold, APPA’s vice president for Professional Affairs and chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee.
“Their volunteer input provides the backbone of the APPA organization, often serving as elected leaders, authors and event hosts. Their contributions of time, effort, resources and leadership abilities promote and enhance APPA and the educational facilities management profession and will help guide the industry in the coming years.”
McQueen has worked in higher education facilities management for over 30 years. He has been director of Facilities Management and Planning at UNK since 2005. He was a University of Nebraska Board of Regents Kudos Award recipient in 2009.
He has been an active member in APPA’s central region since 2000. He received the region’s Meritorious Service Award in 2013. He was re-elected in 2016 as co-chair of the region’s Professional Development Committee.
He has degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration, a master’s in engineering management, and is a professional engineer.
McQueen was recognized at the APPA awards reception in July in San Francisco.