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.
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
Professional Development Seminar Series
Diversity: Do We Really Need it in Washington’s Higher Education Institutions?
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.
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.