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Administrative Professional Advisory Council APAC

About APAC

APAC (Administrative Professional Advisory Council) provides institutional-level advocacy in support of administrative professional (AP) staff by serving as a liaison with WSU senior administration, communicating matters of interest to APs, soliciting feedback from APs, helping make WSU a great place to work, and providing professional development opportunities.

We do this by:

  • Meeting regularly with WSU senior administration, including the president and provost, the WSU Board of Regents, and various University committees and councils.
  • Communicating with APs at all WSU locations about matters of interest, and in turn soliciting feedback, comments, and suggestions from APs. We want to hear your voice!
  • Fostering the idea that APAC can assist AP employees in transforming their work life at WSU.
  • Bringing relevant and effective professional development to AP staff through guest speakers, seminars, scholarships, events, workshops and grants.
  • Recognizing outstanding AP achievements with contribution awards.

APAC Guidelines (2017)
APAC Strategic Plan (2013-15)


APAC Committees

Events Committee: Responsible for organizing events for APs throughout the year including, but not limited to, Staff Appreciation Week, and the AP Contribution Award.

Marketing Committee: Responsible for putting together the APAC newsletter (AP Connections), updating the website, sending out surveys, and communicating upcoming events with APs.

Professional Development Committee: Responsible for planning speakers for the monthly APAC meetings, overseeing APAC’s Professional Mini-Grant Program, and identifying continuing education activities for APs.

Strategic Plan Committee: Reviews and updates the APAC strategic plan.

Committees with APAC Ex-Officio Members

Commission on the State of Women
Faculty Senate
Health and Safety
Police Advisory Board
Sustainability Committee
Team WellCoug
Transportation Committee


News from APAC

APAC UPDATE – Monthly e-newsletter from APAC

Upcoming Events

New monthly Professional Development opportunities are coming for academic year 2018-19. To view all events, visit All meetings and events

Who is APAC?

APAC is made up of 18 AP members. Council members represent a variety of areas including academic and managerial departments as well as WSU campuses in Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Extension offices statewide. Council members are appointed in the spring and serve a three-year term beginning in July.

Current council members

History of APAC

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council was established in 1998 with a goal to serve as a consultative body to central administration and establish a mechanism for APs to have a voice in University matters. The mission of the council is to discuss employment issues and promote communication among AP members.