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

An image of WMU President John Dunn with attendees at the 2017 APA spring luncheon and awards ceremony.

President Dunn and friends at the APA spring luncheon and awards ceremony

About Us

Administrative Professional Association members, as a collective whole, provide the strength needed to communicate concerns, develop solutions, as well as explore policies and benefits with the University administration. We are only as effective as we are strong—your membership counts.

Administrative Professional Association members are proud to provide the support, knowledge and expertise that makes Western Michigan University a great institution to both receive an education and to be employed. As an active dues-paying member of the Administrative Professional Association you may take pride in the fact our organization works hard to provide an environment where the value of all WMU employees is acknowledged and recognized.

Membership with the Administrative Professional Association provides opportunities for leadership outside your job parameters through appointed association committees as well as University boards and committees.

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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).


General membership meeting

  • Tuesday, May 16, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Bernhard Center

Executive board meetings

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Faculty Dining Room of the Bernhard Center


  • Sept. 14, 2016
  • Oct. 12, 2016
  • Nov. 9, 2016
  • Dec. 14, 2016
  • Feb. 8, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • April 12, 2017
  • May 10, 2017
  • June 14, 2017
  • July 12, 2017