Committees

Following is the list of standing committees of the Administrative Professional Association at Western Michigan University. Use the contact links to connect with committees for more information. All committees are interested in growing with new members.

In addition to their specific purpose, these committees also perform other duties as assigned by the president or the executive board. 

Ad hoc committees are established by the president of the association with the approval of the executive board. Among the currently active ad hoc committees are the Compensation Committee and the Professional Development Committee.

  • Awards and Recognition Committee

    The Awards and Recognition Committee administers the association's awards programs and scholarship fund, including selecting recipients.

    Committee Members

    • Chair: Michelle Loedeman, assistant director of collections, Accounts Receivable

    Interested in joining the Awards and Recognition Committee? Contact Michele Loedeman.

  • Membership Committee

    The Membership Committee develops strategies to encourage active membership. This includes coordinating and facilitating social events like the annual APA Awards Luncheon. This committee is also responsible for maintaining lists of APA-eligible employees, active members and retiree members.

    Committee Members

    • Chair: Sara Volmering, marketing manager, University Libraries
    • William McQuitty, institutional research analyst, Office of Institutional Research
    • Beth Joy Northuis, assistant director of fitness and wellness programs, University Recreation
    • Janice Quakenbush, director of finance and infrastructure, Student Affairs
    • Malia Roberts, interim senior director, graduate college operations, Graduate College
    • Elena Wood, business manager associate, Graduate College 

    Interested in joining the Membership Committee? Contact Sara Volmering.

  • Nominations and Elections Committee

    The Nominations and Elections Committee oversees the annual election of officers. This includes soliciting nominations, preparing slates of candidates, tallying results, and reporting results to the executive board.

    Committee Members

    • Chair: Malia Roberts, interim senior director, graduate college operations, Graduate College

    Interested in joining the Nominations and Elections Committee? Contact Malia Roberts.

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