The Administrative Professional Association at Western Michigan University is a dues-based organization open to all eligible employees.

Upcoming event

Image of guests at the 2017 Administrative Professional Association's awards ceremony.

Spring luncheon and awards ceremony

Join us as we celebrate the winners of our annual awards. All are welcome to attend!

Congratulations to this year's recipients!

  • APA Tony Griffin Service Award – Monica Liggins-Abrams
  • APA Outstanding Professional -Theresa Whitaker
  • APA Outstanding New Professional – Beth Northuis 

Luncheon Details

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Fetzer Center

  • APA Members: $5/person
    • Membership Perk: APA members can register their first guest for $5
      Additional guests can be registered for $10/person.
  • Non-APA Members: $10/person

Register on or before March 30.

Register now!


Active membership in the association

      • Join perpetually for $12 per year via payroll deduction
      • Join for one year at $15 via payroll deduction
      • Join for one year at $15 with a check

Join now

APA Statement of Support

The Administrative Professional Association, APA, acknowledges WMU's broad definition of diversity that was approved by the WMU Board of Trustees in 2006 in the Diversity and Multiculturalism Action Plan, DMAP, ( APA, stands in support of the Western Student Association, WSA, Statement of Solidarity ( This statement is a link on the APA website to demonstrate that we believe in the leadership of our students and value the diversity of our community. APA stands in support of the WMU-AAUP Resolution in Solidarity with Western Michigan University Students issued by the Association of American University Professors, AAUP, ( APA is committed to assuring that our community members feel included, accepted, respected, and empowered, (DMAP, p. 8, 2006) where diversity is practiced, celebrated, affirmed, and vigorously pursued, (DMAP, p. 9, 2006).


Membership meetings

(noon to 1 p.m., locations to be announced)

      • Tuesday, May 15, 2018
      • Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

Executive board meetings

Board meetings take place on a monthly basis throughout the academic year. Meeting minutes can be reviewed here.

    • Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
    • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
    • Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
    • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • Wednesday, April 9, 2018
    • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    • Wednesday, July 11, 2018