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Association of Office Professionals

Overview of Association of Office Professionals (AOP)

The USM Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is dedicated to providing opportunities for communication and relationship building among staff members of the University. Membership is open to all USM support staff. Associate membership is open to supervisors of USM support staff. The USM AOP is affiliated with the Mississippi Association of Education Office Professionals (MAEOP), and the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP).    


ELECTIONS ANNOUNCEMENT- Please congratulate the following individuals on their election to fill out the 2020-2021 USM AOP Board, which begins their work on July 1st:

  • AOP President-Elect - Katie Kitchens
  • AOP Vice President - Mary Maner
  • AOP Secretary - Jennifer Lewis
  • AOP Treasurer - Cindy Walker 

Joining these newly elected individuals will be ascending officers:  Valerie Craig will serve as AOP President and Melissa Coker will be serving as Immediate Past President. 


(Virtual Workshop)- 7/15/20- Sustainability at USM (Via Teams) 12-1 p.m.

Course Description:  Mr. Cantu will be discussing LEED for existing campus buildings and what makes a University campus “Greener.” Participants will learn about the historic significance of existing buildings and their impact on the environment. This workshop will discuss programs that are available to make buildings more efficient including the LEED Certification. Other objectives include how to maintain sustainability in Mississippi, efforts USM has made to lower its carbon footprint, and how everyone can help.

For additional information, email Joyce Powell Joyce.PowellFREEMississippi


Meetings for the month of April have been cancelled to avoid risks incidental to holding a public gathering. *

* Meetings are subject to being rescheduled.  For a complete list of meetings, see the 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule Page.  If you need a copy of previous notes, please email a request indicating the meeting date to USM Board

AWARDS- Don't forget to submit our nomination for Educational Administrator of the Year and Educational Office Professional of the Year by Friday, May 1, 2020 (see the Guidelines document for additional information). 



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Membership runs from July 1st through June 30th.

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