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

NAPAHE serves presidential assistants (PAs) and other professionals supporting higher education leaders and strives to enhance our profession through programs, networking, and information resources that address the broad range of roles fulfilled by our members in service to presidential leadership and higher education. In addition to information generally available to the public, we have a wealth of information available to our members. 

The NAPAHE Board of Directors hard at work during the 32nd Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA

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Campus Showcase

  • Salus University

    Salus University

    Just another beautiful sunny day at Salus University's campus.

  • College of Saint Benedict

    College of Saint Benedict

    CSB provides a liberal arts education preparing women to think critically, lead courageously and advocate passionately. 

  • Trinity University

    Trinity University

    A private, liberal arts and sciences institution located in San Antonio, Texas

  • Augustana College

    Augustana College

    Named one of "America's 25 Most Beautiful Campuses," Augustana (IL) is tucked in the hills rising above the Mississippi River.

  • University of Maryland

    University of Maryland

    Located between the state and the nation's capitols, the University of Maryland is the flagship university of the Maryland system.

  • The College of New Jersey

    The College of New Jersey

    The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that is consistently recognized as one of the top comprehensive colleges.

  • University of Idaho

    University of Idaho

    The administration building and arboretums of the Olmstead designed land-grant campus in Moscow, Idaho.

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland, SIUE prepares its diverse student body of nearly 14,000 for successful careers and lives of purpose to shape a changing world.

  • Governors State University

    Governors State University

    Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

  • Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University educates students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

  • Drake University

    Drake University

    Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest.

  • The George Washington University

    The George Washington University

    Funded by an act of Congress in 1821, the George Washington University sits in the heart of the nation's capital. 

  • SUNY Ulster

    SUNY Ulster

    Ranked #5 by BestColleges.com as a 2018 Top Community College in New York State.

  • University Innovation Alliance

    University Innovation Alliance

    We are 11 large public research universities working together to help more low-income & first generation students succeed.

  • Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS)

    Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS)

    VAIGS is part of the independent, non-profit Van Andel Institute in Grand Rapids, MI, focusing on biomedical research and science education.

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland

    St. Mary's College of Maryland

    A beautiful waterfront campus in the Historic Saint Mary's City, Maryland

  • Randolph College

    Randolph College

    An aerial view of historic Main Hall, the focal point of the red-brick campus of Randolph College located in Lynchburg, VA

  • Loyola University Maryland

    Loyola University Maryland

    Loyola University Maryland, anchored in Baltimore, is a leading national liberal arts university in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

  • Hartwick College

    Hartwick College

    Hartwick College is a small, private, Liberal Arts College nestled in the hills of upstate New York.

  • University of La Verne

    University of La Verne

    Abraham Campus Center


2020 Conference Dates

March 13-15, 2020
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego, California

Registration Opens Fall 2019
Members: $500 with coupon code
Non-members: $550

NAPAHE Featured Testimonial

202174659 Kathryn Enke 2011Presidential assistants have a unique job, and for many of us, it’s hard to find resources on our campus to inform all aspects of our work. NAPAHE has connected me to presidential assistants across the country who understand broadly our challenging and complex work, and who can give specific recommendations about making certain tasks easier or more efficient.

Each year, I look forward to the NAPAHE Conference as a chance to mentor and be mentored. I’ve garnered advice (about planning a presidential inauguration and about participating as a member of the president’s cabinet, for example) and given it (about thriving during a presidential transition and developing your own professional skills). But, most importantly, I’ve developed relationships that sustain and energize my work. And, NAPAHE continues to add value to my work over multiple years of participation.

Kathryn A. E. Enke, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff and Lead Title IX Coordinator
College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN

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National Association
of Presidential Assistants
in Higher Education

PO Box 10390
Conway, AR 72034

Brittny Daubenheyer,
NAPAHE Executive Director Phone 479-857-0871
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