APA is now the Professional Staff Association of Western ( PSAW)

In May 2024, the membership of the Administrative Professional Association approved a constitutional amendment to change our name to the Professional Staff Association of Western (PSAW). Our new name brings clarity of purpose for new members and reflects our organization's direction and strategic focus. We are currently updating our website and documentation to reflect this change. Please contact any executive board member for more information. 

Get to know our 2024-2025 PSAW Executive Board.

Become a Member

It's easy to join the Administrative Professional Association. All WMU exempt staff are eligible to join the APA.

  • 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

Membership Form

Upcoming General Membership Meetings

APA general membership meetings are open to any WMU employee interested in attending. Membership is limited to WMU salaried exempt employees.

  • 2024-25 meeting schedule coming soon

2023-24 Executive Board Meetings

Board meetings are held monthly throughout the academic year. Attendance is limited to board members. Meeting minutes are posted for member review on the website as soon as possible after each meeting.

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Land acknowledgment statement

We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by the Ojibwe, Odawa and Bodewadmi nations. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral land of the Three Fires Confederacy, the sacred lands of all Indigenous peoples and their continued presence.