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

We hope you will find information about our organization both interesting and helpful. 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

  • 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. 

  • Governors State University

    Governors State University

    Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

  • Drake University

    Drake University

    Drake University—Home of NAPAHE, is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. 

  • 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.

  • College of Saint Benedict

    College of Saint Benedict

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

  • 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.

  • Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University

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


Call for Board Nominations
The NAPAHE Board of Directors is seeking nominations for up to eight (8) board positions.
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2018 Conference Date

March 9-11, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC.

Now that you are registered for the NAPAHE 2018 Conference, please take a moment to complete the Optional Activities Form

NAPAHE Featured Testimonial

photo-monicaI joined the University of Central Missouri (UCM) President's Office Staff in 1999 as the Assistant to the President.  At the time, I was new to higher education and had much to learn about the culture and the environment.  Within months of starting my new position, the President's Executive Assistant, who was a member of NAPAHE, introduced me to the organization and encouraged me to join.  I have been a member ever since that time and with the exception of 2003 when I was mobilized with my US Army Reserve unit, I have attended the annual workshop every year.  Like most public institutions, UCM has continued experiencing losses in state funding over the past several years, which has required all of us to make cuts in one area or another.  

Up until two years ago, I had the good fortune of attending two professional development workshops each year, but with the loss of funding, I had to make a choice of one.  While both workshops were of benefit to me, the decision was a relatively easy one for me to make -- NAPAHE.  I chose NAPAHE for a number of reasons.  First - the NAPANET has been a very valuable resource to me through the years.  The knowledge, experience and advice that I have been able to access through my NAPAHE colleagues, has been of tremendous help and benefit not only to me, but to many others in my organization.  Second, the annual workshops offer a good variety of topics and presenters to help me in my job of supporting my President and institution.  And, last, the opportunity for networking that NAPAHE provides throughout the year and during the annual workshop is a priceless tool for generating new ideas, problem-solving, and establishing professional and personal friendships!  It's an organization that you continually learn and grow from, no matter how long you have served as a presidential assistant.  

Monica Huffman
Executive Assistant to the President,
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.

National Association
of Presidential Assistants
in Higher Education

Drake University
PO Box 41772
Des Moines IA 50311

Linda Ryan, NAPAHE Executive Director Phone 515-490-0216
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