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About APAC

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) has historical significance in providing 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, helping make WSU a great place to work, and providing professional development opportunities. Each year the council holds elections to encourage a robust and diverse council in accordance with the established guidelines.

Collaboration

APAC Meets regularly with WSU senior administration, including the president and provost, the WSU Board of Regents, and various University committees and councils making collaboration one of the organization’s key features.

Communication

Communicating with APs at all WSU locations about matters of interest, and in turn soliciting feedback, comments, and suggestions from APs is important to. We want to hear your voice!

Programming

Fostering the idea that APAC can assist AP employees in transforming their work life at WSU and Bringing relevant and effective professional development to AP staff through guest speakers, seminars, scholarships, events, workshops and grants.

Recognition

Recognizing outstanding AP achievements with contribution awards is one of the key features that APAC strives to support.

The Administrative Professional Advisory Council fosters the idea that APAC can assist AP employees in transforming their work life at Washington State University.

Composition

APAC is made up of 22 AP members and 2 ex-officio 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. There are also 6 alternate members that serve one-year terms beginning in July.

History

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.