The Illinois Administrative Professionals is an organization for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employees in certain Civil Service classifications. We celebrated the 70th birthday of IAP in October 2018. Over the years, office support functions and responsibilities have changed, as have the skills required to perform these roles effectively. The Secretariat seeks to build collegiality across campus. Our primary objectives are:

  • Establish a fellowship and create a high standard of ethics among members.
  • Assist in the professional development of members.
  • Serve as a forum for the discussion of issues affecting support staff of the University of Illinois.
  • Further knowledge about the University of Illinois and uphold its honor and dignity.

UPCOMING ITEMS TO KNOW:
Next Career Connections Lunch
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Topic: “Use the Bin” Sustainability Presentation
Location: 1002 Huff Hall Khan Annex, 1206 S. Fourth St.
Time: 12:10-12:50 pm, Doors open at 11:45 am
Lunch Option: Classic Events Catering, Cost $12
See Calendar and Newsletter for links to register.

PHILANTHROPY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY
October is Dental Hygiene month and the Philanthropy Committee is campaigning to local dental offices in the area to donate toothbrushes and toothpastes through the end of October.  We plan to donate them to the CU@Home/Phoenix Drop-In.  If you have any of these unopened items laying around in closets or drawers, please feel free to donate them to our cause.  You may bring the items to the monthly luncheons in September and October.  Thank you for your support.

Contact us at:  thesecretariat@illinois.edu for more information!
ANNOUNCEMENT: Members at the May Annual Business meeting voted to change the name of the organization from ‘The Secretariat’ to ‘Illinois Administrative Professionals’ which will take effect as of July 1. As office professional roles in general-and more specifically on our campus-have changed during the past several decades, the adoption of the new name better represents the careers of our diverse membership. We will be working diligently over the next several months to rebrand the logo and image of this great organization. Stay tuned for messages related to the rebranding of our social media pages, website and newsletter.