Larry Zitzow appointed third vice president of CAPPA

Larry Zitzow, director of facilities, has been appointed third vice president of the Central Association of Physical Plant Directors (CAPPA). CAPPA is a regional organization of physical plant personnel from colleges and universities in the central United States that include Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and the Canadian province of Manitoba. The organization provides a network for physical plant professionals to share expertise and provides educational opportunities for its members. CAPPA’s purpose is to develop and maintain high standards in the administration, maintenance, operation, planning, and development of facilities in higher education.

UND and the cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will host the regional conference Sept. 24-30, 2009. This week-long conference will bring in approximately 400 participants and business partners, not to mention several spouses and guests. Local businesses are invited to participate in the conference through sponsorships, hosting events, promotions, and conducting tours. The conference economic impact for the community could be $750,000-$1,200,000.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621