Hello AP Community!
I would like to take a moment to recognize that we have been working remotely for a year now. I don’t think any of us thought that we would be in the same place a year later. It has not been easy, but we have persevered and are starting to see the light at the end of this exceptionally long tunnel. It has been encouraging to see and hear the plans to return to a robust in-person environment for fall semester!
While many are looking ahead to fall semester, APAC has a lot of exciting things going on in the next few months! Beginning March 1, we are opening applications/nominations for next year's APAC Council. We have five open council seats in Pullman and one open seat in Tri-Cities, and seven alternate positions (two Pullman alternates and five from across the WSU system). If you are interested in applying or nominating, more details are below in this newsletter.
APAC’s Events Committee has been working hard on an exciting and robust Staff Appreciation Week that will be held March 22-26. We look forward to celebrating all the hard work that staff has put in this year by offering a number of virtual classes such as yoga, cooking and dance classes, a noon-time concert, Microsoft Teams training, and more. In addition, College Hill Custom Threads and the WSU Bookie are offering discounts to staff all week long! More details are coming soon, so watch your email and keep an eye on the APAC events calendar for updates.
We have enjoyed seeing so many APs from across the system at our monthly APAC meetings! Just a reminder that all APs are invited to our monthly meetings to listen to our presenters, ask questions and share experiences. Our March meeting will be held on March 11 at 9 a.m. We will have Kyle Gonzalez from WSU Pullman’s Access Center presenting Digital Accessibility 101 for Administrative Professionals, we hope to see you there!
For all our Tri-Cities APs, we will be holding the APAC Town Hall Discussion with President Schulz, Provost Chilton, Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, and Stacy Pearson on March 31 at 4 p.m. We hope to see you there on Zoom!
Before I sign-off, I would like to take the time to thank Gayle Anderson for her many years of service as the APAC administrative assistant. Gayle is retiring at the end of March, and we will miss her very much but we know she is looking forward to a new adventure! Congratulations on your retirement, Gayle and THANK YOU for all your support, guidance, and encouragement. We will miss you!