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Association Office Professionals


Chair: Cindy%20Walker

The Affiliations committee is responsible for the selection process for the USM AOP Educational Administrator and Office Professional of the year, and shall work to assure presentation of the awards. The recipients of the USM AOP Administrator and Office Professional of the Year may be the USM AOP nominees for the MAEOP Administrator and Office Professional of the Year; this committee will be responsible for filing the MAEOP documentation for our award winners. See the Affiliations Committee page for more information. 

Chair: Cindy%20Walker

This committee shall be responsible for preparing the annual budget to be presented to the membership at the August meeting. 

Community Service
Chair:  Jennifer%20Lewis

Members: Cathy Ventura, Melissa Carpenter, Karen Shaw, Mary Maner, Marion Jones, Kim Wyatt, Joyce Powell, Mary Maner

This committee shall coordinate community service projects.  Past events include assisting United Way Heart Walk, the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, obtaining donations toward local tornado victims, and supporting the efforts of the USM Literacy Council. Click here to check out our current community service opportunities.  Click here to make a suggestion for future community service endeavors.  

Gulf Coast
Chair: Joyce%20Powell

The committee will work with the President of USM AOP to represent the interests of the Gulf Coast membership in AOP activities.  For more information about this committee, the see the Gulf Coast committee page. 

Chair: Geneal%20Washam

The committee shall be responsible for hospitality functions extended to members of immediate family. The committee shall also be responsible for providing door prizes as needed. 

Chair: Joyce%20Powell

The in-service committee shall also work with the president to arrange for meeting speakers as necessary. 

Chair: Cory%20Williams

It shall be the responsibility of this committee to keep track of all current memberships. The committee shall verify credentials to determine the eligibility for membership voting. The committee shall have at least one function to build membership. In October, members of the Membership Committee shall contact each member of AOP who has not renewed dues for the current year.

PSP Advisory
Chair: Cory%20Williams

The PSP Advisory Committee functions as an advisory group to answer questions concerning the PSP certificate, obtain information from the National Office as needed, check eligibility and certificates, and apprise the president of the University and the director of Human Resources as to when a member receives a PSP certificate. 

Chair: Cory%20Williams and Jennifer%20Lewis

The committee shall keep a history and pictorial record of the association's activities to be stored in the association's scrapbook and shall also publicize the activities of the association. The committee shall also be responsible for maintaining the AOP website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), publishing the AOP newsletter "The Voice", providing communication support for AOP events/committees and helping with the creation of flyers and graphics. 

Ways & Means
Chair: Vacant

The Ways and Means Committee shall be responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing fundraising projects for the Association.  The primary fundraiser is through the Southern Miss Comcast Golf Tournament held every October at Canebrake. 


Committee Chairmen:

Organize and lead the group in working to achieve the specific function of the committee. 

Committee Members:

Work to achieve the goals of the committee.  Learn more about AOP. Make lifelong friends and develop leadership skills. 

Term of Service: 

Both Chairmen and members serve for one-year, July 1st through June 30th. The PSP Chairman and PSP committee members serve 2-year terms. 

Professional Standards Program: 

Chairmen and committee members earn association responsibility points toward Professional Standards Program certificates.  For more information about our PSP program, click the PSP program button below.








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