Administrative Professionals

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Administrative Professionals

Eastern Oregon University Administrative Professionals are unclassified, non-ranked, fixed term administrative positions. The Administrative Professional Executive Committee (APEC) is charged via the University Constitution to represent all Administrative Professionals on various issues. The APEC members are elected by Administrative Professionals.


Administrative Professionals Executive Committee
Eastern Oregon University
One University Boulevard
La Grande, OR 97850-2899

Staff Profiles: Winter 2023

Colleen Dunne-Cascio

Colleen Dunne-Cascio
Colleen loves to laugh and relax with a good book.  (Photo: goofing off with her sisters.)

Colleen is currently the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Relations at EOU.  She has been at EOU for 32 years.  So what brought you to EOU?  “I was tired of the restaurant business and wanted to branch out.”  Colleen initially worked in the College of Education as an office assistant in the bilingual program.  What is your favorite part about working for EOU?  “I love working with students and helping them through their trials and how to deal with self-care and balancing their goals.”  How do you see yourself making a positive impact in the EOU community?  “I have a desire to support students be healthy mentally and emotionally.  As for employees, I want to make sure I am an available resource for them for support with Title IX issues and other needs.” 

Berenice Chavez

Berenice Chavez
Berenice loves hiking and coffee shops and going to Wallowa Lake in her free time.

Berenice is currently an admissions counselor at EOU.  She has been in her current position since September 2021.  So what brought you to EOU?  “I came to EOU initially as a member of the track and cross country team and a student with an emphasis on art.”  Berenice worked as a student photographer in University Advancement and with Admissions as a social media intern during her undergrad.  What is your favorite part about working for EOU?  “The people and the supportive and positive office culture.  I know not everyone is as fortunate as I am to have that environment.”  How do you see yourself making a positive impact in the EOU community?  “I want to make it more diverse.  Sometimes diversity can mean different things to many people,   but I really want students to see diversity on campus and not have to seek it out on their own.  When I was on campus there were not a lot of students like me in the Art major.  I want students to see themselves no matter what degree they choose at Eastern.

EOU Administrative Professional Employment Handbook

The EOU Administrative Professional Employment Handbook is intended as a general guide to employment-related laws, rules and policies applicable to the University and Administrative Professional employees. Nothing in this document does or is intended to create a contract of employment.

2023 Distinguished Administrative Professional: Genesis Meaderds

Genesis Meaderds