Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day (formerly known as Secretary’s Day) is an observed day in the United States on the Wednesday of the last full week of April, to recognize the work of Administrative Professionals (AP). “Administrative Professionals Day will mark its 60th anniversary on April 25, 2012. The job of an administrative professional has changed dramatically thanks to new tools, techniques and seismic shifts in the economy and culture itself. But admins have remained the steady center of efficiency through it all, helping ensure that jobs get done right, on time and under budget. Admins are one of the engines of business, particularly in a complex economy. In a world that demands the accurate and speedy movement of digital information, admins are masters of data. And they do this while maintaining their more traditional role as the gatekeepers for many customers, clients and employees. Quite simply, admins are the pulse of the office.”~IAAP

Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. The event is celebrated worldwide through community events, social gatherings and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff with gifts. In the United States, the day is often celebrated by giving one’s assistant gifts such as flowers, candy, trinkets, lunch at a restaurant, or time off. The IAAP suggests that employers support the holiday by providing training opportunities for their administrative staff through continuing education, self-study materials, or seminars.

Administrative Professionals Day

If you are a UTHSC Administrative Professional, join us for Lunch on April 25, 2012 from 11:15 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. in the O.D. Larry Dining Hall. The AP Luncheon’s purpose is to honor eligible regular, full-time UT Administrative Professionals in certain job titles/categories. The Administrative Professionals luncheon will be at no cost to participants and will include a Keynote speaker and lunch..

Registration forms can be returned to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) by mail, email ( or fax (901-448-1120).

All forms must be submitted to OED by Friday, April 6, 2012 before 5:00 p.m. Late registration will not be accepted.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at 448-2112.