Jerry Bogna, our Director of Corrective and Preventive Maintenance, received the honor of the TAPPA Facilities Management Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Bogna is recognized for his dedication to uphold the organizational value of promoting educational facilities professionals, and following industry best practices while serving as a leader.
Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators (TAPPA) is a non-profit organization in the state of Texas that encourages common interests, proficiency and professionalism in maintenance and planning for higher education facilities. As a state chapter of APPA (Leadership in Educational Facilities) nationwide, TAPPA represents over 175 Texas education organizations including universities, junior and community colleges, and 4-year colleges.
TAPPA Awards honored outstanding contribution to the industry as well as the mission of the organization. Criteria for the TAPPA Stars Across Texas Award is based on seven categories (Leadership, Strategic and Operational Planning, Customer Focus, Information and Analysis, Development and Management of Human Resources, Process Management and Performance Results). Any current member of the TAPPA can submit nominations. This year, there are three awards including Business Partner Distinguished Service Award, Facilities Management Distinguished Service Award and Stars Across Texas Award.
As the Director of Maintenance Services, Mr. Bogna is in charge of maintaining equipment and facilities in satisfactory operating condition by providing systematic inspection, detection, and correction of incipient failures before it occurs, gets worse or develops into major defects. Mr. Bogna has been working with Facilities for 7 years and has achieved many awards, including The Friend of the Division Award, Cougar Cudos for participation in Hurricane Harvey. While working at UH, he consistently strives for better team performance and improving customer service on campus.