Jack Colby, assistant vice chancellor for Facilities Operations, will be honored July 17 in Atlanta with the Fellow Award from APPA, an international organization for educational facilities management.
The organization’s highest individual honor requires active membership for a minimum of 10 years, graduation from APPA’s Institute for Facilities Management and Leadership Academy, completion of an approved research project, authorship of an article for APPA and references from professional colleagues.
Colby, a former APPA national president, has been a member of the organization since 1978, serving on numerous committees.
A licensed professional engineer with 24 years of state service, Colby previously served as director of facilities operations for NC State and held similar roles at UNC-Greensboro, Duke University and Daniel International. He has chaired the State Building Commission.
Last year, Colby received the Frank B. Turner Award, which recognizes a state employee who has made outstanding professional contributions to the built environment. He was cited for his role in creating a standardized model to provide operating support for new and renovated buildings, assuring that major investments are properly maintained.
Colby served on the UNC System President’s Advisory Committee on Efficiency and Effectiveness. He established NC State’s sustainability office and its first campus environmental sustainability assessment. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.