JIM DAUME, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND MAINTENANCE, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO.
Jim is responsible for preventive maintenance, renovations, in-house construction projects, and planning and directing building and trades repairs at the university. He also is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a seven-megawatt, coal-fired cogeneration plant, and the associated steam and electric distribution system. He has managed the design and construction of several campus additions and renovations. Jim is a member of the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA) and has served on annual meeting committees for the associated regional and state organizations. He is a retired naval aviator with experience in design and assembly of electronic military equipment.
KENNETH J. DUCOTE, DIRECTOR OF FACILITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NEW ORLEANS
Ken has worked with New Orleans Public Schools for 31 years. Throughout the past 14 years, he has been responsible for real estate, environmental matters, attendance planning, and more than $225 million worth of construction and renovation projects. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's degree in urban studies and planning, and a doctoral degree in educational administration. Ken is an active member of the Construction Owners Association of America and the American Institute of Certified Planners, and is the former president of the International Society for Education Planning. He was a project adviser to the U.S. General Accounting Office's study of American public school facilities in 1995 and has won several major awards.
ARNIE GLASSBERG, SUPERINTENDENT, SAN LORENZO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, SAN LORENZO, CALIF.
After working as a junior high school teacher, counselor, program specialist, assistant principal and principal, Arnie became director of instruction for San Lorenzo Unified School District. He has worked as an assistant, associate and deputy superintendent in a variety of districts varying in size from 3,000 to 22,000 students. He also has been responsible for building new schools, modernizing old schools and the student/community-driven process of facility planning. He became superintendent of the district in August 2002.
CHERI HENDRICKS, PRINCIPAL, BROADVIEW ASSOCIATES, LTD., SEATTLE
As the principal of a firm that specializes in the planning, design and construction of learning environments, Cheri is a facilitator of the processes leading to excellence in school design. She has a bachelor's degree in architecture and in construction management, and a master's degree in management with a focus on organizational learning. For 12 years, she managed the design and construction of schools for a large school district in Washington. She is president of the state chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) and is a member of the National Advisory Group for the American Institute of Architect's (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE).
JAMES E. LAPOSTA JR., DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES DESIGN GROUP, JETER, COOK & JEPSON ARCHITECTS, INC., HARTFORD, CONN.
James serves as the design principal for more than 25 K-12 schools, and college and university commissions in the areas of planning, design or construction. He also is assisting Hartford, Conn., in developing new magnet schools. He is the director and chief executive officer of Jeter, Cook & Jepson Architects, Inc.'s Educational Facilities Design Group, which has received more than 35 awards for design excellence over the past eight years. He has been recognized by professional and civic organizations for his forward-thinking approach to designing buildings for learning.