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National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education

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

NAPAHE serves presidential assistants (PAs) and other professionals supporting higher education leaders and strengthens our profession through programming, networking, and professional development opportunities that address the broad range of roles fulfilled by our members in service to presidential leadership and those who support higher education's senior leaders. In addition to information generally available to the public, we have a wealth of information available to our members. 

Pictured Above: Members of the NAPAHE Board of Directors and various committees at the Annual Summer Planning Meeting, held June 2024 at the University of Houston in Texas.

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Augustana College

Augustana College is adjacent to the Mississippi River and covers 115 acres of hilly, wooded land.

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St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University, Davenport Iowa, where students are prepared to lead lives characterized by courage, wisdom, justice, and service.

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University of Central Missouri

UCM provides exceptional student support, top-ranked academic programs, and real-world learning opportunities.

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Evangel University

Evangel University is located in Springfield, Missouri, the Queen City of the Ozark Mountains.

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West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University, Old Main Building

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Virginia State University

Virginia State University: GREATER HAPPENS HERE!

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Teachers College, Columbia University

A top graduate school of education, health and psychology in New York City.

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Mercer County Community College

Fall at Mercer County Community College.

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Western Washington University

Western Washington University is a public comprehensive institution dedicated to serving the people of the state of Washington.

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Kent State University

A beautiful fall day at Kent State University.

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Thomas Edison State University

Thomas Edison State University provides flexible, high-quality collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults.

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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.

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SUNY Ulster

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

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Trinity University

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

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University of Maryland

Located between the state and the nation's capitols, the University of Maryland is the flagship university of the Maryland system.

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Salus University

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

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Hartwick College

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

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University of La Verne

Abraham Campus Center

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University of Idaho

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

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Augustana College

Named one of "America's 25 Most Beautiful Campuses," Augustana (IL) is tucked in the hills rising above the Mississippi River.

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St. Mary's College of Maryland

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

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Loyola University Maryland

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

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University Innovation Alliance

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

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College of Saint Benedict

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

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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. 

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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.

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Drake University

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

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Grand Valley State University

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

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Midwestern University

Downers Grove, Illinois and Glendale, Arizona Campuses

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University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis

Located in the heart of St. Louis’ biomedical community, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy is a hub for health care innovation

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SUNY Geneseo

1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY, 14454

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Texas State Technical College - West Texas, Abilene

Placing more Texans in Great-Paying Jobs

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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.

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Governors State University

Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

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Randolph College

An aerial view of historic Main Hall, the focal point of the red-brick campus of Randolph College located in Lynchburg, VA


NAPAHE Featured Testimonial

PlummerKristen 03292022While I worked on a college campus for many years prior to transferring to my current role in the Office of the President, I was amazed at how much there was to learn about higher education. One of my new colleagues, who remains an active member of NAPAHE today, immediately connected me with the association, and I began taking advantage of the extensive resources available online to help me navigate my new role. 

I had the opportunity to attend my first NAPAHE conference a few years into my position, and the ability to network with peers who completely understand the challenges I face on a baily basis through my role on campus was a game changer!  I have looked forward to attending the conference every year since then and have always come away with a refreshed passion for my role on campus and a long list of takeaways to incorporate into our office operations. 


Kristen Plummer - Administrative Assistant
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO