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 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

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Campus Showcase

  • Salus University

    Salus University

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

  • Trinity University

    Trinity University

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

  • University of La Verne

    University of La Verne

    Abraham Campus Center

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University

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

  • 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.

  • Hartwick College

    Hartwick College

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

  • 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

  • University Innovation Alliance

    University Innovation Alliance

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

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland

    St. Mary's College of Maryland

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

  • College of Saint Benedict

    College of Saint Benedict

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

  • Governors State University

    Governors State University

    Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

  • 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.

  • Loyola University Maryland

    Loyola University Maryland

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

  • Drake University

    Drake University

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

  • University of Idaho

    University of Idaho

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

  • 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. 

  • SUNY Ulster

    SUNY Ulster

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


2019 Conference Date

March 8-10, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

Hotel: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

NAPAHE Featured Testimonial

5117925192 dori hookerI 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.

Dori Hooker
Executive Assistant
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 

National Association
of Presidential Assistants
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