Meet 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."
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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, which will automatically give you the ACE room rate. If phoning, ask for the ACE block of rooms. For alternative hotels in the area, click here.
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, beginning with the opening plenary session, On the Brink of Innovation: Critical Issues Facing our Institutional Leaders. This session will feature a panel of leaders representing all sectors of higher education, who will share unique perspectives on the key areas of focus for our work now and into the future.
Following the opening plenary, the panelists will facilitate sector-specific "breakout sessions" to engage participants in conversation on the nuances faced at different types of institutions. Other sessions include:
Remember: NAPAHE members who also attend the ACE Annual Meeting will receive a 20 percent discount on their registration fee.
We hope to see you in San Diego!
Linda RyanNAPAHE AdministratorDrake University515/271-2147 Tel515/271-3016 Faxcontact@napahe.org