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OPAC New Members

Information for new OPAC representatives:


What is the mission of OPAC?


The mission of OPAC (Office Professionals Association Committee) is:

  • To promote excellence by providing opportunities for networking, recognition, and exchange of ideas.
  • To encourage individual and professional growth.

Members of the Office Professionals Association Committee identify development and other needs of office professionals on campus. These members promote networking and group interaction and provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and resources. Individual and professional growth is facilitated through involvement in planning the Annual Office

Professionals Conference and guest lecture presentations. Members promote excellence in all levels of office support professionals.

Committee members represent each college and division on campus. They are appointed by their deans/directors to serve on OPAC for a term of three years. All members are involved in planning and participating in the Annual Office Professionals Conference.

What does it mean to be a representative?


Representatives are the link between their college, division, or area and Human Resource Services. They are the “voice” of that college, division, or area to Human Resources to identify development and other needs of office professionals on campus.

As a representative, you are also a resource for anyone within your college, division, or area who has questions.

Are there meetings involved with being an OPAC rep?


As a committee, we meet the second Thursday of the month to review the past month’s achievements, set goals for the next month, pick up necessary materials to distribute, or resolve issues related to the conference or other concerns.

Each representative is also assigned to a sub-committee with a separate chair. They may each have meetings (outside of the monthly meeting) depending on their committee responsibilities.

In March, representatives should plan on attending as much of the annual conference as their supervisors will allow. At the minimum, plan on attending the opening session since that is when you are acknowledged and recognized.

What are the obligations and expectations of an OPAC representative?


Besides being a member of the general OPAC committee, representatives are also assigned a sub-committee responsibility.

Each sub-committee has different assignments and chairs. Within their sub-committee they will be assigned certain tasks.

The timelines and commitments for accomplishing these tasks vary according to committee.

How do I get the word out regarding guest lecture presentations or the annual conference, to the staff in my department or division?


All OPAC committee members will disperse flyers, or other relevant information, to those in their areas of responsibility.

What items do I pass on to my replacement?


As the year progresses, committee members should keep items or materials they feel will be of benefit to their replacement. Anything that will offer insight to the new person will be greatly appreciated.

OPAC Representatives

First NameLast NameDepartmentsOfficeExtensionEmail
MariLeeAllredGraduate Studies, University Police, Traffic/Parking Services, Security105 FPH4465marilee@byu.edu
KathrynTuckerMarriott School of Management, AFROTC, AROTC320 ROTC3601kathryn.tucker@byu.edu
EmilySmithBYUSA, Campus Scheduling, Career and Counseling Center, Center for Service and Learning, Faculty Center, International Services Office, Multicultural Student Services, Post Office, Student Life, University Accessibility Center, University Advisement, Women's Services & Resources, WSC: Student Dean3400 WSC8996emilycsmith@byu.edu
EmilyEyreLife Sciences, Bean Museum, Skaggs Ranch, Kennedy Center4108 LSB3965emily_eyre@byu.edu
Cindy CromarHumanities4086 JFSB2721cindy_cromar@byu.edu
Jen DalleyOffice of IT, LDS Philanthropies 3009 ITB9792jennifer_dalley@byu.edu
MarvaYapiasFinancial Services, Purchasing and TravelC-233 ASB6641marva_yapias@byu.edu
ManasePalemaniDining Servicesmanasefp@byu.edu
JonathanHardyCollege Nursing153 KMBL5699jonathan_hardy@byu.edu
DonBruggerReligious Education, Testing Services, Undergraduate Education, Maxwell Institute167D HGB1526don_brugger@byu.edu
MelissaKagiHuman Resource Services, ASB Administrative OfficesD-238 ASB8135melissa_kagi@byu.edu
JoleneJohnsonEngineering and Technology430 EB2817jolene_johnson@byu.edu
MelanieMillerMissionary Training CenterS1-A94 MTC7940millerma@mtc.byu.edu
MaileRobertsFine Arts and Communications, MOA, Daily Universe189 WCOmaile_roberts@byu.edu
KristaMortensenFamily, Home and Social Sciences747 KMBL3422krista.mortensen@byu.edu
TamaraMossContinuing Education205 HCEB1658tamara.moss@byu.edu
AvaCecilLee Library, Copyright Services, Creative Works, Technology Transfer, CTL2062 HBLL2359ava_cecil@byu.edu
BonnieOglesBYU Broadcastingbonnie.ogles@byu.edu
JenniferRichardsResidence Life160 HRCNjennifer_richards@byu.edu
TiffanyDixonStudent Health Center2102 SHC7711tdixon@healthcenter.byu.edu
TeresaHarperPhysical and Mathematical Sciences214 NICB2676teresa@chem.byu.edu
ShelenaShamoOtherN273 ESC9299shelena.shamo@byu.edu
ErinMcKayEnrollment ServicesB-226 ASB4640erin_mckay@byu.edu
CorinneMayberryMcKay School of Education175 MCKB7486corinne_mayberry@byu.edu
KathiBloomfieldPhysical Facilities 226 BRWB5501kathi_bloomfield@byu.edu
JoyWellerAlumni Relations, Public Affairs, Guest Relations, Special Events, Annual Giving, Aspen Grove, Performing Arts, Print and Mail Production Center, Publications and Graphics 6839joy_tait@byu.edu
KaraKempBYU Store, PERSS3991 WSC5738kara_kemp@byu.edu