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
For those who are thinking of joining NAPAHE but are on the fence because they don't have the words 'PA' in their titles, NAPAHE is not just for presidential assistants. As a Dean's Assistant, I have been a NAPAHE member for four years and have attended three NAPAHE conferences. The professional development opportunities are great, and the colleagues I have met are always a resource in my pocket.
Titles are just titles. The skills you learn, the connections you make, and the advice you receive as a member of NAPAHE are relevant to any administrative role, whether it be for a Dean, a Vice President, a Provost, or the President/Chancellor.
Anne Marie Maratea, Assistant to the Dean
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The College of New Jersey