Association of Office Professionals (AOP)
The Association of Office Professionals (AOP) at The University of Southern Mississippi was organized in 1974. Dr. William McCain was USM President and his Administrative Assistant was Roger Johnson and Cathy Adams was the first president. The mission of the organization in the beginning was for office personnel to meet each other and share problems, solutions, and experiences.
Just as it was in its earliest days, the AOP chapter at Southern Miss has continued to share problems, solutions and experiences to benefit the whole group on both university campuses.