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 of Idaho

    University of Idaho

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Salus University

    Salus University

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

  • SUNY Ulster

    SUNY Ulster

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

  • College of Saint Benedict

    College of Saint Benedict

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

  • 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.

  • Loyola University Maryland

    Loyola University Maryland

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Trinity University

    Trinity University

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

  • Drake University

    Drake University

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

  • Governors State University

    Governors State University

    Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

  • 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 La Verne

    University of La Verne

    Abraham Campus Center

  • Grand Valley State University

    Grand Valley State University

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

  • University Innovation Alliance

    University Innovation Alliance

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

  • Hartwick College

    Hartwick College

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

  • 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.


2020 Conference Dates

March 13-15, 2020
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego, California

Registration Opens Fall 2019
Members: $500 with coupon code
Non-members: $550

NAPAHE Featured Testimonial

Heather FehnNAPAHE has been a critical component of my professional toolkit throughout my 20 years of service in the Office of the President at The College of New Jersey. Given that each institution has only one president’s or chancellor’s office, we must reach out to colleagues on other campuses to build connections. The issues we face on a daily basis may be unique to our campus, but you can rest assured that others who sit in our seats across the country are dealing with the same questions and concerns. The ability to pick up the phone or send an email to a colleague on the opposite coast prevents us from working and making decisions in isolation. NAPAHE provides the infrastructure for our network, but we bring it to life through our communication and dedication to enhancing our roles. The icing on the cake is the opportunity to come together once a year at our national conference. Spending three days immersed in professional development and networking keeps me going all year long. Not only does NAPAHE enhance my work, but through my work, makes my institution even better!

Heather M. Fehn
Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

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National Association
of Presidential Assistants
in Higher Education

PO Box 10390
Conway, AR 72034

Brittny Daubenheyer,
NAPAHE Executive Director Phone 479-857-0871
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