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Norfolk State University Association of Office Professionals

The mission of the Norfolk State University Association of Educational Office Professionals is to promote the professional growth of the office professionals at Norfolk State University, and to provide a better understanding of the needs and expectations of the University and communities served.

Our History

logo_button_color.jpgNorfolk State University of Educational Office Professionals was organized in October 1977 under the name of Norfolk State College Secretarial/Clerical Association. It was established to provide for the personal and professional development of Norfolk State University office support staff. After receiving a letter from Mrs. Alyce Willis, VAEOP Higher Education Representative, Mrs. Ruth T. Vincent, Personnel Director met with the support staff in the summer of 1977 and promoted the formation of the association. 

Dr. Harrison B. Wilson, University President approved the formation of the association and gave his support and encouragement. NSUAEOP is affiliated with the Virginia Association of Educational Office Professionals (VAEOP), and the National Association of Educational Office Professionals (NAEOP). 

Training for effectiveness in the workplace is provided through ongoing skills and training workshops. Each year, a member and an administrator are given special recognition for their outstanding service and professionalism, and a scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving NSU student. NSUAEOP publishes a newsletter, News Update that highlights the accomplishments of its members and provides general information regarding the Association.

NSUAEOP courageously launched the association’s first web page in the year 2000 and this revised web site is a continuing effort to elevate and enhance the productivity and career satisfaction of members of NSUAEOP.