The Staff/AAP Council exists to provide a formal, University-recognized, duly elected body for staff and academic and administrative professionals to consider issues and advocate on their behalf to University decision-makers, administrators, and executives, including the President. Furthermore, The Council will facilitate communication among the membership; liaise with other recognized University bodies, including the Board of Directors, Faculty Senate, Student Association, and union representatives; seek to meet annually with the University President; be available and willing to review and consider proposals, policies, procedures and other recommendations from individuals, members, groups and departments throughout the University community; and advance professional growth opportunities.