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.
I was first introduced to NAPAHE several years ago when I was asked to serve on a panel to talk about Emergency Management after dealing with a crisis on our campus and I’ve been coming to the conference ever since. I have to say that every year it gets better and better. It’s always a great opportunity to see other cities, tour other universities and interact with other presidential assistants. I’m always struck by how different the titles and structures are at every institution, but how the pressures and situations are strikingly similar…the interactions with other PAs is one of my favorite things about the conference. I’ve also enjoyed the break-out sessions to hear some phenomenal speakers talk about really helpful topics that we deal with every day. I especially enjoyed a session on navigating the President’s Cabinet. It reminded me that among all the busyness, that relationships are the most important thing.
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL