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Welcome to the Home of AAASAC!

It is our mission to represent administrative employees, both full- and part-time, within Academic Affairs in the consideration of policies and practices that impact the direction of the unit.

What Events Are Coming Up?

Network Gatherings

  • The AAASAC Work/Life Balance committee continues to welcome all administrative staff to join us each month for a virtual network gathering to discuss topics relevant to our jobs. Some months we will host a guest speaker, other months we will hold informational panels. Invitations are sent via email, and all are welcome to attend!

New in 2021

Have you taken a workshop but would now like to do a deep dive on the topic? Do you want the in-depth details of how a process works? If so, these opportunities are for you!

Beginning in 2021, the AAASAC Mentoring Committee will be hosting Network Gatherings on an array of topics (finance, event planning, course scheduling, etc.). Administrative staff will have the opportunity to interact with a panel of experienced administrative professionals and topic experts. These Q&A sessions are designed to provide information and networking opportunities, which will help you excel in your work! *Watch for further information and more details being released soon.*

New Employee Campus Tours

AAASAC’s Work/Life Balance Committee is working with Human Resources to develop a guided walking tour for all new Academic Affairs Administrative Staff employees. The tour will show you locations on campus that you may need to visit or that will be useful when scheduling events. *Note: due to COVID-19 and the current hiring freeze, this project has been put on hold. Planning will resume and be implemented when appropriate.*


The Academic Affairs Administrative Staff Advisory Council and its subcommittee for Recognition are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the Provost Award for Administrative Excellence for 2020-21. The nomination and application process instructions are now available. 

How Can I Get Involved with the Council?

Attend AAASAC Sponsored Events

  • Networking workshops
  • Mentoring workshops

Volunteer to Share your Expertise 

  • Contact a member of the Work/Life Balance Committee to volunteer

Watch your Email

  • In early 2021, we will be looking for members to join the council. You can self nominate!
  • We will be recruiting both classified and wage members for one-, two- and three-year terms 

Thank you to Outgoing Charter Members:

Karyn Horridge, College of Arts and Letters
Kyra Shiflet, Research and Scholarship
Pauline Hoyte, College of Health and Behavioral Studies

AAASAC Representatives

Unit(s) Represented
Representative Email AAASAC Committee
College of Arts and Letters
Peggy Smith smith2pj@jmu.edu  Liaison
College of Arts and Letters
Lori Patton pattonlh@jmu.edu  Mentorship
College of Business
Katrina Spickler spicklkm@jmu.edu Outreach & Engagement
College of Business
Erica Kann kannes@jmu.edu  Outreach & Engagement
College of Education
Melissa Rebich rebichmm@jmu.edu Recognition
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Julie Love lovejl@jmu.edu
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Nikki Corley corleyna@jmu.edu  Work/Life Balance
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
Andee Henriques henriqas@jmu.edu  Outreach & Engagement
College of Integrated Science and Engineering
Kathy Lubkowski lubkowka@jmu.edu Executive Council
College of Science and Mathematics
Sandra Purington puringsk@jmu.edu Executive Council
College of Visual and Performing Arts
J. Michael Penney penneyjm@jmu.edu Work/Life Balance
Student Academic Success and Enrollment Management
Kelly Sweet sweetks@jmu.edu Recognition
Professional and Continuing Education
Kathy Lubkowski lubkowka@jmu.edu Executive Council
Honors College,
Center for Civic Engagement,
Graduate School
Tammy Steele steeletm@jmu.edu Work/Life Balance
Student Academic Success and Enrollment Management
Lori Tolbert tolberlb@jmu.edu Mentorship
ZPart-Time Administrative Employees
Liana Bayne baynelc@jmu.edu Recognition
ZPart-Time Administrative Employees
Sandra Purington puringsk@jmu.edu Executive Council


Have Any Questions, Ideas or Feedback for AAASAC?

If you have suggestions, ideas or topics that you would like to see discussed during either the Network or the Mentoring Gatherings, please reach out to any member of the Work/Life Balance Committee, the Executive Council or your AAASAC representative. 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or if there is an issue you would like to refer to AAASAC, please contact either your AAASAC representative or a member of the Executive Council.

We want to hear from you!

Thank you for all you do to contribute to the success of Academic Affairs and JMU!

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