Office Support Specialist Dimitria Johnson has been elected president of Illinois Administrative Professionals (IAP, formerly known as The Secretariat), an organization for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign employees in certain Civil Service classifications. She began her one-year term on July 1.
Over the course of her 22 years at the University of Illinois, Johnson has worked at the McKinley Health Center, Division of General Studies, and School of Information Sciences. As a member of the Admissions team at the iSchool, Johnson's primary duties include processing applications and communicating with prospective students.
Since joining the IAP in 2019, Johnson has served on the Executive Board as co-chair of the Membership and Mentorship Committee. One of her goals for the upcoming year is to expand the mentoring program.
"Having someone who you can turn to when you have question or concern about your job or a personal issue is very beneficial," said Johnson. "In addition to meeting amazing people from all over campus, IAP members can participate in professional development opportunities such as networking socials and Career Connections luncheons."
This year, IAP is celebrating its 75th anniversary—a great time to join, according to Johnson.
"I am so excited to be a part of such a wonderful organization," she said. "I encourage Civil Service staff members who are eligible to join IAP to contact us for more information."