Lander Medlin is the executive vice president of APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. Representing more than 1,600 institutions of higher learning internationally, APPA serves the needs of facilities professionals in management, planning, and development of campus facilities, and provides leadership on significant facilities issues. Prior to joining the APPA staff in 1994, Medlin was the assistant director for administrative and general services for the Department of Physical Plant at the University of Maryland, College Park. She also worked for the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C., for which she created an Office of Public Affairs. In addition, Medlin serves as the executive director for the Governor’s Science Advisory Council for the state of Maryland. Medlin earned a bachelors and a masters from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is currently working on her doctorate in higher education policy, planning, and administration.