Glenn Smith
Glenn and Sue Smith

Glenn Smith passed away in 2020 after serving as APPA’s President in 2013-14. Glenn worked for 19 years as the Senior Facilities Officer at Bryn Mawr College. Glenn grew up in New York State, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic University, and then served 24 years in the U.S. Navy with the Naval Civil Engineers Corps.

A devoted husband and father of four, Glenn was equally devoted to the APPA community, serving as ERAPPA’s 2007 President, APPA’s Vice President for Professional Development and Dean of the Leadership Academy track one. He earned the APPA Fellow designation in 2015, received the Meritorious Service Award in 2016, and in 2019-20 served on APPA’s Governance Task Force with other APPA Fellows, to assess and recommend improvements to APPA’s Board structure. That is what he envisioned himself doing in retirement, serving the APPA community in the leadership training capacity.

Known for his energy and passion, Glenn was always the consummate gentleman demonstrating that rare blend of humility, strength, humor, and quiet confidence.

Lander Medlin, APPA Executive Vice President said; “He will not be forgotten. His memory and legacy will live on in the many, many lives he touched.”

Mary Vosevich, Past APPA President, said it best;Glenn was a true leader, colleague, and friend. I have no words to express my feelings. May Glenn’s memory be eternal.”

Please join us on Sunday September 29th from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM to honor Glenn at our Glenn Smith Tribute Breakfast held at The Valley Forge Casino and Resort.