Administrative Academy 

The Administrative Academy is now in its fifth year at Fresno State.

Applications for the 2019/20 cohort are now closed and the cohort has been selected. We will accept applications for 2020/21 in August 2020. 

Register here for the Administrative Academy Networking Opportunities email list.


Administrative professionals serving the university in various support roles have the opportunity to network, share information and resources, learn from one another, and receive focused training to enhance their professional experience.  The Academy seeks to create a learning community for administrative support staff in order to:

  • Share knowledge, learn and solve problems collaboratively
  • Increase awareness of campus resources, policies and procedures
  • Create connections among administrative personnel (new hires with seasoned employees and staff of different divisions across the campus)
  • Enhance skills and competencies of participants
  • Better equip university for change
  • Identify additional training needs for the campus community
  • Enhance employee engagement

Key elements of the Administrative Academy include:

  • Information Sharing
  • Networking
  • Learning
  • Recognition


Both new and seasoned Fresno state staff serving in administrative support roles are eligible to apply.  Participants must submit an application expressing why they wish to participate, as well as receive support from their supervisor to participate in the entirety of the program.  This can be attained through completing the supervisor signature on the bottom of the application.  Attendance at all sessions (8) is expected.


September 27, 2019
October 11, 2019
November 8, 2019
December 6, 2019
January 10, 2020
February 7, 2020
March 13, 2020
April 3, 2020

Additional Networking Opportunities

As an extension of the Administrative Academy cohort, there will be a number of additional networking opportunities for all administrative support staff throughout the academic year.  These will include campus tours, a book club, peer-to-peer mentoring, and administrative support staff luncheons.  See below for the tentative schedule:

Date Event
October 2, 2019 Campus Tour: Police Department
TBD Academy Buddies (peer-to-peer mentoring) - Meet & Greet*
October 16, 2019 Campus Tour: Henry Madden Library
November 2019 Campus Tour: Planetarium
Anytime in November - schedule with your buddy Academy Buddy Meet Up: Starbucks
December 2019 Campus Tour: Fresno State Winery
January 23, 2020 Campus Tour: Lyles Center for Innovation, Student Rec Center
February 19, 2020 Campus Tour: Career Development Center & Cross Culture Gender Center
Anytime in February - schedule with your buddy
Academy Buddy Meet Up: Juice It Up
March 17, 2020 Campus Tour: Fresno State Farm
March 31, 2020 Campus Tour: Auxiliaries / Foundation
Anytime in April - schedule with your buddy Academy Buddy Meet Up: Campus Pointe

*You must attend this session in order to participate in the Academy Buddy program

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call us at 559.278.5330.