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

  • Loyola University Maryland

    Loyola University Maryland

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

  • 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

  • Hartwick College

    Hartwick College

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

  • 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.

  • SUNY Ulster

    SUNY Ulster

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • College of Saint Benedict

    College of Saint Benedict

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

  • Salus University

    Salus University

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Trinity University

    Trinity University

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

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland

    St. Mary's College of Maryland

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

  • University of Idaho

    University of Idaho

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

  • University of La Verne

    University of La Verne

    Abraham Campus Center


2019 Conference Date

March 8-10, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

Hotel: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

NAPAHE Featured Testimonial

00000296After arriving at my institution and slowly finding my way through the position, I began to develop a sense of loneliness. I had no colleagues who I could turn to for advice. My other cabinet colleagues could not relate to my own experiences, or the confidential nature of my work prevented me from seeking their counsel. Joining NAPAHE provided me that network for which I longed.

Attending my first conference provided me a chance to debrief challenging situations I had experienced, and in many cases learn that many others face them too, while gaining valuable insights about improving my work in the future. Even when I think I have developed a best practice, I attend a NAPAHE conference or check the listserv and find ways to refine my work. Without a doubt, I am a more efficient and effective presidential assistant as a result of my relationship with NAPAHE.

Wesley R. Fugate
Vice President and Chief of Staff,
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia

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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