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Election of 2023-2024 NAPAHE Officers

A message from the NAPAHE Nominating Committee

In accordance with NAPAHE’s Bylaws, Article IV, Section 2., which states, “…The slate of officers shall be prepared and publicized six (6) weeks in advance of the annual meeting and formally voted on at the annual meeting of the association’s Board of Directors,” the Nominating Committee, with the consent of the NAPAHE Board of Directors, recommends the following slate of officers be approved for 2023-2024:

Chair: Michael Johnson
Chief of Staff
University of Houston

Chair-Elect: Michael Sass
Chief of Staff
University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St. Louis (MO)

Treasurer: Claire Smith
Executive Assistant to the President & Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Trinity University (TX)

Secretary: Melissa Maszczak
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Leadership and Governance
Thomas Edison State University (NJ)

Past- Chair: Diane Fornieri
Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Molloy University (NY)


Submitted By:

Stephanie Johnston
Chair, NAPAHE Nominating Committee
Director of Presidential Operations
Georgia Institute of Technology
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January 2023 Newsletter

Click HERE to read the January 2023 edition. 

NAPAHE2023 Registration Open

Registration is now open for the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education's (NAPAHE) 36th Annual Conference – April 12-14, 2023, at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington, D.C.

NAPAHE, a national and international community of presidential assistants (PAs), chiefs of staff, provost assistants, and professionals supporting executive leaders in higher education, is pleased to partner once again with the American Council on Education (ACE) to present three days of engaging and informative plenary, concurrent, and roundtable discussions, with plenty of time for networking.

Included in your registration fee of $500 ($550 for non-members) is Wednesday’s opening reception, a networking lunch featuring PA in the Hot Seat on Thursday, breakfast on Thursday and Friday, and snack breaks. You can even begin your mornings with a guided walk or a meditation session, also included.

Conference information, along with the registration link, can be found here.  

NAPAHE members are eligible for a $50 discount on the regular NAPAHE registration rate. You will find the member registration code by logging in to your member account at NAPAHE.org. Under the Current Members tab, click on Account Dashboard. The 2023 National Conference Registration Code is located on the right side of the My Dashboard page, beneath your Membership Status.

For those that want to attend both NAPAHE 2023 and ACE 2023 events, registrants will receive a 20% discount code to use when registering for the ACE Annual Meeting in their NAPAHE 2023 conference registration confirmation email. You can view the ACE Annual Meeting Schedule at a Glance by clicking here.

Each year, those of us who serve leaders in higher education join together, listen to each other, lean on each other, learn from each other, and come away energized and ready for what's next. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join your fellow colleagues – register today! 

NAPAHE is partnering with Western Washington University (WWU) for NAPAHE 2023 conference registration services. Please direct questions regarding NAPAHE 2023 conference registration support to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Other questions can be directed to Brittny Daubenheyer, NAPAHE’s Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See you in the Capital City!

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National Association
of Presidential Assistants
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PO Box 10390
Conway, AR 72034

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