Jackson State associate director of Facilities and Construction Management La’Kitha Hughes is the recipient of the Women in Leadership scholarship from the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA).
“As an APPA Women in Leadership scholar, I hope to increase my knowledge in the areas of communication, training and the usage of technology in the workplace. These areas are essential for effective leadership, improving office efficiency and overall productivity,” Hughes said.
The APPA/Cintas program awards scholarships to female facilities professionals based on demonstrated financial need, an expressed interest in pursuing professional development, and demonstrated leadership.
Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5,000 of which $3,500 will be granted to the recipient to offset travel with the balance applied to the required registration fee. Hughes will attend the Women in Leadership Conference in January 2019.