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About APAC

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) 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 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.

Budget Committee

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Career Ladders Committee

Bylaws and Elections Committee

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


Who is APAC?

APAC is made up of 24 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
APAC Guidelines 
APAC Strategic Plan (2013-15)


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.

News from APAC

APAC UPDATE РMonthly e-newsletter from APAC


WSU Staff at the professional development seminar “Resolving Office Conflict” on October 16, 2018.