Sunday, August 31, 2014

NAPAHE Testimonial Of The Month

ken-butler-smallMeet Ken Butler, Executive Assistant to the President at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania.

"When I was hired as a PA, I had exactly three hours with my predecessor to attempt to learn what my new job would entail. Needless to say, that wasn't enough time, and I had a rough first few months.  After I had been in the position for a couple of years, I attended my second NAPAHE conference and, in a conversation with another PA, mentioned my steep learning curve.  She said, "Well, you should make it easier on your successor by writing down what exactly it is that you do." 


Welcome to the website for the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education.

We hope you will find information about our organization both interesting and helpful. In addition to information generally available to the public, we have a wealth of information available to our members.

NAPAHE's 27th Annual Conference 2014

Registration is now open for NAPAHE's 27th Annual Conference, March 7-9, 2014, just prior to the American Council on Education’s 96th Annual Meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA, March 8–11, 2014. Participants of the NAPAHE Annual Meeting register on the ACE site but are not required to also register for the ACE Annual Meeting. The discount code NAPACE14 is required only if you are attending both NAPAHE and ACE.

For Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel reservations, go here. The ACE rooms have been sold out, so check around on their website for specials and deals. You may still be able to secure a room for the conference at a rate equal to or less than the conference rate.  For alternative hotels in the area, click here.

A block of rooms has now been set at the Embassy Suites – which is across the street from the Grand Hyatt. Secure reservations using the group code “NPH”. Click here for a link to the hotel. Or, you can call the hotel directly at 619-239-2400. Cut off date is February 5.

NAPAHE's 27th Annual Conference is your opportunity to hear speakers from across the country offer insights on the issues presidential assistants address every day. We are planning an exciting slate of programming, starting Friday, March 7, 1 pm, and continuing through Sunday, March 9, 12 noon. Download the schedule below.

2014 Interactive Program (PDF)

This .pdf document is formatted for, and works best on, a laptop or tablet device.

On the "Conference at a Glance" schedule (p. 1), touch any event title and you will be taken to a description of that event.

On the full Conference schedule (pp. 5-13), touch the name of any presenter and you will be taken to their bio.

In the Presenter Profiles (pp. 18-34), touch the title of any conference session (located to the right of a presenter's name) and you will be taken to a description of that session.

You can touch any sponsor logo or advertisement and be taken to an institutional description of that sponsor.

For sponsorship opportunities please click here: Sponsorship Form and Levels (PDF)

Got a Question?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have

Linda Ryan
NAPAHE Administrator
Drake University
515/271-2147 Tel
515/271-3016 Fax

Contact NAPAHE

National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education
Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Linda Ryan, NAPAHE Administrator
Phone 515-271-2147
Fax 515-271-3016

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