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Conference Room Block Update (12/7/2023)

Dear NAPAHE conference attendees,

On Wednesday, December 6, NAPAHE was made aware that select nights at the conference hotel, the Marriott Marquis, are already fully booked during the January 2024 annual conference. We are committed to ensuring that all of our conference attendees have cost-effective lodging during the conference. Accordingly, we are working diligently with our conference partners to provide lodging for all attendees that still need it. We will provide an update via email to registered attendees and/or update this blog post when we have more information. Thank you for your patience.

We look forward to seeing you in January! Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


NAPAHE Conference Planning Committee

Election of 2024-2025 NAPAHE Officers

Dear Members,

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 2024-2025:

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

Chair-Elect: Rolanda Burney
Chief of Staff - Office of the Chancellor
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

Treasurer: Lynette Arner
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean
The Ohio State University

Past-Chair: Michael Johnson
Chief of Staff
University of Houston (TX)

Election will take place during the annual meeting.


Respectfully Submitted,

Larisa Pfeiffer
Chair, NAPAHE Nominating Committee

Chief of Staff
College of Southern Maryland

Notice of Annual Meeting: Saturday, January 20, 2024

Dear Members,

You're invited to join us on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11:20 to 11:50 a.m. EST, for the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education's Annual Business Meeting, to be held in the Independence Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, at the conclusion of the 2024 National Conference.

This email serves as official six (6) week notice of the annual meeting. In accordance with the bylaws, an annual meeting of the members shall be held for the transaction of such business as may properly come before the members, including but not limited to election/re-election of board members and officers, necessary bylaw revisions, passing of the gavel, and other important business. All members are invited to attend. "Active" Members are encouraged to vote, in accordance with the bylaws.

Complete meeting materials will be published soon on NAPAHE's website.

If you have any questions about NAPAHE's Annual Business Meeting or the National Conference, please contact Stuart Schmidt, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 920-287-1145.



Michael Johnson
Chair, Board of Directors

Chief of Staff
University of Houston