Following is the list of standing committees of the Administrative Professional Association at Western Michigan University. Use the contact buttons below 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. 

APA committee members list (updated November 2022)

Awards and Recognition Committee

  • Administers the association's awards programs, selecting the recipients.
  • Administers the association's scholarship fund.


Membership Committee

  • Compiles and maintains lists of APA-eligible employees.
  • Develops strategies to encourage active membership.
  • Coordinates and facilitates social events, including the annual APA Awards Luncheon.
  • Maintains a list of active and retiree members. 


Nominations and Elections Committee

  • Solicits nominations for elected positions.
  • Prepares slates of candidates for annual elections.
  • Oversees elections and tallies results, reporting to the executive board.