Aspro/ Academic Staff Professionals Representation Organization
Founded in 1989, ASPRO is a not-for-profit, professional organization that represents the interests of the UW System Academic Staff to the Wisconsin State Legislature, the Governor, the Board of Regents, and the public. ASPRO is the lobbying and public relations arm of the Academic Staff and is the only organization dedicated to serving the Academic Staff and only the Academic Staff.
ASPRO is not a union, nor does it negotiate or bargain terms of employment.
As a voluntary, membership-supported lobbying organization, ASPRO was formed to join the voices of the largest group of UW System employees – over 12,000 academic staff professionals account for 35% of all UW System employees (and nearly twice the number of the UW System faculty).