Tom Flood receives APPA credential

Tom Flood, superintendent of landscaping and grounds at Elon, has received the Educational Facilities Professional credential from APPA, an association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities.

Tom Flood

The EFP is as a way to validate the unique knowledge and competence 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 EFP program was designed to confirm professional achievements in the field and illustrate a basic, fundamental understanding of what it takes to create and maintain safe, functional and inspiring learning environments, now and for future generations.”

“The EFP credential is an exciting new standard for educational stewardship. It represents core knowledge, talent, and skill, underscoring accountability and commitment to growth and mastery,” said Lander Medlin, APPA executive vice president. “By earning the EFP designation, Tom shows his mastery and commitment to his work, his institution, and his colleagues.”