2014 Administrative Professionals Day

male administrative professional holding a notebook

The role of administrative professionals is vital to the success of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. These professionals contribute greatly to helping departments meet their business objectives. As an expression appreciation for the work they do, the Health Science Center administration is pleased to join organizations across the United States in acknowledging Administrative Professionals Day with a luncheon in their honor on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Faculty, supervisors, managers, and colleagues are also encouraged to acknowledge administrative professionals in their departments.

This year's program is designed to invest in the person of the administrative professional. Participants will be inspired to learn from past experiences and to be deliberate about creating the future they desire. Hence, this year's theme, It All Begins Today! Create the Future You Desire.

Since 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) has honored office workers by sponsoring Administrative Professionals Week. Today, it is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays. There are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada. Millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world.

Key Note Speaker

Vallie Collins

Passenger on Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River

University of Tennessee Alumnus (Class of 1993)


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If you are a UTHSC Administrative Professional, join us for lunch on April 23, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. in the O.D. Larry Dining Hall (Student Alumni Center). The purpose is to honor UT Administrative Professionals in eligible job titles/categories. This event is compliments of the UT Health Science Center administration, there is no charge.

female administrative professional typing on a computer

Registration has closed for the 2014 Luncheon. Contact the Human Resources Department at 448-2784 or email dbrassel@uthsc.edu with questions.