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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media

Dean's Messages

April 27, 2016

CAM Staff members (in the Dean’s Office, the Departments and other locations), Today is Administrative Professional’s Day. During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers in the field. The association's name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and, finally, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998.

The Administrative Professionals in all offices of the College of Arts & Media attend to many essential tasks that support research/creative work, teaching, service, student support, fiscal management, human resource management, communications, development/advancement, technical support, upkeep/tracking of expensive equipment, procurement, travel, laboratory and studio support and other areas.

Our team of staff members helps us all to attract and retain talented students, achieve national rankings (in 3 areas), and support faculty attainment. 

Thank you colleagues who work toward the quality and excellence that we take much pride in. Your work is noticed and appreciated.

All best!

Laurence D. Kaptain, DMA and FRSA
Dean, College of Arts & Media (CAM)
University of Colorado Denver