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

The NAPAHE Board of Directors hard at work during a summer planning and board meeting.

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. 

Want to learn more about the benefits of being a member of NAPAHE?

Campus Showcase

  • University of Idaho

    University of Idaho

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

  • 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.

  • Drake University

    Drake University

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

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland

    St. Mary's College of Maryland

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

  • Governors State University

    Governors State University

    Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

  • 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.

  • College of Saint Benedict

    College of Saint Benedict

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

  • Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University

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

  • University Innovation Alliance

    University Innovation Alliance

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

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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 La Verne

    University of La Verne

    Abraham Campus Center

  • 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.

  • Salus University

    Salus University

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


2019 Conference Date

March 8-10, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

Hotel: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

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

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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