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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Drake University

    Drake University

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

  • Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University

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


IMPORTANT: Changes to Membership Due Structure! At its April 19, 2017 meeting, the NAPAHE Board voted to change its membership due structure. This change is effective July 1, 2017.For many years, NAPAHE annual membership dues have been... Read More

Latest Newsletter: August 2017 Read the latest newsletter

2018 Conference Date

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

Upcoming Webinar
Save the Date!

Critical Incident Response
by Bob Maber, Director of Emergency Management at the University of Calgary.

October 23 2017

12:00PM Eastern
1:00AM Central
10:00AM Mountain

No cost!

There are many crucial decisions that need to be made following a critical incident on campus, i.e., mass casualty incident, active shooter, hazardous material incident, or major fire, and are crucial to its outcome. Please join Bob Maber, Director of Emergency Management at the University of Calgary, for an informative webinar providing information regarding best practices and lessons learned on this important topic.

The Emergency Management department is responsible for Emergency Response and Business Continuity planning, training activities, fire safety and emergency wardens. Bob has spearheaded the development and launch of the new UCEmergency app, the active shooter video and provided training to the Emergency Operations Group and the Crisis Management Team. He also played a key role in the emergency operations for the 2013 Calgary flood, the University of Calgary’s response to the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016, and the recent multi-agency Active Assailant Exercise which was held on campus in June 2017.

NAPAHE Featured Testimonial

8117575171 kim durrAh, NAPAHE, where do I begin? It has been my privilege to be associated with the organization for nine years and I can safely say it has been one of the best professional development moves of my life. From the listserv topics which have, on more than one occasion, offered me timely options and ideas for tackling projects just then assigned by my boss, to the networking opportunities that have yielded friendships…and a lot of laughter. But the best part has been the chance to hone leadership skills alongside colleagues I respect for their dedication, persistence, creativity and determination to “get it right.”

And if that’s not enough, each year NAPAHE offers a smorgasbord of excellent conference topics for members’ growth and there are multiple ways to get involved – which is definitely the best way to make the most of the organization. I initially held back from volunteering (introvert that I am), but since jumping in with both feet, I’ve enriched my conference experience tenfold, not to mention been offered chances to stretch (with initial terror at times, yes) and enhance my personal and professional abilities. Skills such as organization, communication, public speaking, triage – all PA mainstays – have been called into play. And while I still get nervous, I now have a fully equipped PA tool belt and colleagues I can contact for trusted advice. With a NAPAHE membership well over 600 strong, THAT is a resource.

Kim H. Durr - Chief of Staff
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

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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