The Native American Faculty Staff and Administrative Professionals Association (NAFSAPA) of WSU formed in an effort for members to network and connect with other Native professionals at WSU, in order to increase visibility, get to know resources, and collaborate on efforts involving student success.NAFSAPA formed on campus around 7-8 years ago, according to Barbara Aston, one of the founding members. Back then, they had co-chairs, one from faculty and one from the staff/AP.
NAFSAPA hosts a coffee and donut hour the first Thursday of every month down in the Native American Graduate Student Center at Cleveland Hall from 8-9:30am. The coffees are an informal chance to meet and visit with other faculty and staff.
Brown Bag Lunches
Brown Bag lunch gatherings are an opportunity for NAFSAPA members to share their own expertise or area of interest, as well as news from their department. They are usually held the third Thursday of each month over the lunch hour.
Subscribe to NAFSAPA Listserve
WSU Native staff, faculty, and administrative professionals who are interested in receiving updates on NAFSAPA activities can subscribe to the NAFSAPA listserve at lists.wsu.edu/join.php, list name NAFSAPA.