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 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

  • University Innovation Alliance

    University Innovation Alliance

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

  • College of Saint Benedict

    College of Saint Benedict

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • University of La Verne

    University of La Verne

    Abraham Campus Center

  • Thomas Edison State University

    Thomas Edison State University

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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. 

  • Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University

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

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland

    St. Mary's College of Maryland

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

  • University of Idaho

    University of Idaho

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

  • Salus University

    Salus University

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

  • Hartwick College

    Hartwick College

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

  • Western Washington University

    Western Washington University

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

  • Kent State University

    Kent State University

    A beautiful fall day at Kent State University.

  • SUNY Ulster

    SUNY Ulster

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

  • 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.

  • Trinity University

    Trinity University

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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 E-Round Table 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.

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