Pete Strazdas

Associate VP, Facilities Management (Retired)

Western Michigan University


Peter Strazdas recently retired as the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management at Western Michigan University. A department of over 330 employees, they are responsible for planning, engineering, construction, and operations for a campus of 150 buildings and eight million gross square feet. In his 43-year tenure at WMU, he also held positions as Construction Administrator, Director of Maintenance Services, and Assistant Professor of Construction Management. He served on the Michigan APPA Board for many years, including six years as President. He also served for many years on the International APPA Board and served as their President. He is presently on the APPA Credentialing Board.

Peter was appointed by the Governor to the Michigan OSHA Construction Commission, and served six terms Mayor in the City of Portage and the President of the Council of Governments in Kalamazoo County. He has been a speaker at the Michigan, Midwest, and National APPA conferences. He also presented at the national COAA, ASHEE, SCUP, CAUBO, NFMT, CDS, HEFMA, AUDE, TEFMA, and Engineering Society of Detroit conferences.