Below are the candidates for the 2018 A/P Council elections. Please review each statement, then login to your My.IllinoisState to cast your vote. Elections will be open April 16-20.
As an alum, current employee, and soon-to-be graduate student, I have been able to see many aspects of life at Illinois State from many different angels and lenses. These experiences I have had from different angles, have positioned me to be a valuable member to the A/P council. Throughout my time at ISU, I have been able to see our strengths, as well as our challenges we face. Through this, I have many ideas on how we can help the university grow when it comes to issues regarding and surrounding Administrative Professionals. Furthermore, my ability to foster collaborative relationships, offer creative solutions, and provide an underlying respect for everyone's thoughts, ideas, and opinions, I hope, will help the A/P Council continue to be the best voice we can be when representing and deciding on issues that are related directly to the Administrative Professionals here at Illinois State.
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford
My professional experiences, while working with other ISU employees, serving on several community boards and committees, as well as volunteering with local organizations, have provided me the knowledge and leadership skills to work positively with the members of the A/P Council. I received my undergrad from the College of Business at Illinois State University and have had the pleasure to work in the Conference Services Department for the last six years. I am extremely active in the community and feel that my past and current roles have given me a unique skill set and perspective that would allow me to effectively represent the A/P staff members. I look forward to building stronger connections and encouraging collaboration across campus. I commit to giving my time, energy, and leadership abilities to represent our talented members.
My name is Julie Navickas and I am an Academic Advisor & Lecturer in the School of Communication. I have served in this position since October 2013, but have called Illinois State University home since 2006, when I began my undergraduate coursework. As a former public relations undergraduate and graduate student in the School of Communication, I bring with me several years of knowledge and experience addressing the importance of both communication to key publics as well as shared governance. The AP Council was recommended to me by a co-worker in the School of Communication as an opportunity to utilize the skill sets I possess as well as put leadership into action.
I have a strong desire to participate in the A/P Council and would relish the opportunity to assist and learn from the delicate balance shared governance brings between faculty/staff participation in planning, decision making and administrative accountability.
I will be completing my second master’s degree from ISU this summer with a degree in English Studies and am seeking new opportunities to spend my time in the coming years. I think AP Council will be a good place to begin.
Thank you for the opportunity to apply to the A/P Council!
This is my second academic year with the University, and I feel I am ready to participate in the shared governance process. As a staff member with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, I think it is important I begin to network with members of the University community, and AP Council will afford me this opportunity. As an AP Council member, I also believe I will be better positioned to gain insight and understanding into the shared governance process. My work experience provides me with a unique perspective, and this perspective and expertise may be beneficial to the Council. As a relatively new member of the Redbird and Bloomington-Normal communities, I am also looking for ways to serve the community, and AP Council provides me with this opportunity.