Professional Staff Organization

PSO Past Events

2024 Spring Celebration with President Cauce

May 17, 2024

2023 Tri-Campus DEI forum

April 19-20, 2023

2022 Tri-Campus DEI forum

April 20-21, 2022

2021 Tri-Campus DEI forum

October 20-21, 2021

2021 Spring Celebration
We ended the 2020-2021 academic year with our annual celebration!

2021 Diversity Forum

Winter 2021: 4th Annual Diversity Forum

2020 Spring Celebration

Wednesday, May 20

2020 Diversity Forum

Wednesday, March 4

2019 Spring Celebration 

We ended the academic year with our annual celebration!

Wednesday, May 22nd

2019 Diversity Forum

Thursday, February 6

2018 Northwest Coalition for Professional Staff

July 18-20, 2018

The Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (NCPS) is an alliance of higher education professional staff organizations in the Pacific Northwest that supports and advocates for its members through communication, education, and professional development opportunities. Its purpose is to foster cooperation and collaboration among professional staff at all higher education institutions in the Pacific Northwest in order to:

  • Promote an active role to contribute in the decision-making process within the higher education system;
  • Provide a voice on matters pertaining to professional staff welfare; and
  • Sponsor professional development and educational opportunities to benefit both professionally and personally.

2018 Diversity and Inclusion Symposium
Tuesday, February 27th, 11:45 – 1pm
Intellectual House, Gathering Hall

The PSO presents our first Diversity and Inclusion Symposium with keynote speaker Ricky Hall, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

Special guest: Laurie Carlsson, Diversity Policy Officer, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity.

Light refreshments will be served.
Northwest Coalition for Professional Staff
The 3rd annual NCPS Conference will be held July 19-21, 2017
at the beautiful Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA.

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2016 Scholarship Recipient Testimonials

  • Nominations for PSO Board  – Learn more about the 2017-2019 board responsibilities and apply here!
  • Nomination for Outstanding Staff Award
  • Spring Celebration May 3rd, 2017 11:30am-12:30pm, award ceremony at Lake Washington Room
  • March 17, 2017 – Dinner provided for UW Tent City 3 supported by PSO and Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • December 9, 2016 – UWRP & VIP Fund Review Committee (FRC) presentation, 12-1pm, UW Tower Auditorium
  • November 1, 2016 – PSO presents TAP and Culture of Service Initiative presentation, 12-1p.m. HUB Lyceum.
  • June 28, 2016 – Paid Family Leave Advisory Committee Open Presentation, 12-1p.m. UW Tower Auditorium
  • July 21-22, 2016 – Northwest Coalition of Professional Staff in Higher Education (NCPS) Conference, Western Washington University