Association Office Professionals
Learn About AOP
The USM Association of Office Professionals (USM AOP) is dedicated to providing opportunities for communication and relationship-building among staff members of the university.
We facilitate “C-P-R” for the staff members of The University of Southern Mississippi:
C = Community Service
P = Professional Development
R = Relationship-Building
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USM AOP is affiliated with the Mississippi Association of Education Office Professionals (MAEOP) and the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP).
Professional Standards Program (PSP)
The Professional Standards Program allows staff members to enhance their professional competencies through academic programs, conferences, and institutes. As a member of The National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP), individuals can participate in the Professional Standards Program to obtain nationally recognized certificates. In addition, these certificates are accepted for The University of Southern Mississippi’s education enhancement policy per section 5.9 of the employee handbook.
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2023-2024 Board Members
|PSP Advisory Chairperson