Welcome to the NAEOP Higher Education Council Website!

NAEOP consists of six Councils, and as a member of NAEOP, you are automatically included as a member of one of these councils. These councils include: Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, High School/Career Technical Education, Administrative, Education Partners, and last, but certainly not least, Higher Education. If you are not yet a member of NAEOP, I invite you to join us, as NAEOP is the only national professional association for educational office professionals. We are also affiliated with many state and local associations for educational office professionals. If you need assistance in finding a state or local association, we can assist you with that.

NAEOP has many benefits to offer and I encourage you to take advantage of all of them! There are various quarterly publications offered, such as the NES Connector, Keeping Affiliates Active, and the NAEOP Higher Education Council Newsletter. These publications provide great articles and information that can be used professionally and personally. The NAEOP Annual Conference is the yearly highlight for many members of NAEOP. This 4-day conference provides a wonderful opportunity for members to come together and network. In addition, members of the Higher Education Council come together during a breakfast meeting to network, promote, and support Higher Education. As you are aware, there is a wide variety of office professionals on a college/university campus and this is a perfect opportunity to meet others from your division to discuss concerns, goals, and ideas. Speaking from many years of experience and involvement, this conference continues to prove as an invaluable resource year after year and has provided me with many ideas to take back to my own workplace. For 2016, the Annual Conference and Institute will take place from Wednesday, July 13 – Saturday, July 16 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. We hope you will be able to join us. If you have ideas for an education program or a topic for group discussion during our council breakfast, please contact me to discuss in detail.

Other membership benefits include the opportunity to submit articles and suggestions for the NAEOP Higher Education Council Newsletter, to serve on the Higher Education Council Committee, to encourage Council members to network and to give/receive recognition in achievements. This year I am really looking forward to having members of the Higher Education Council work with me in writing and submitting articles to the NES Connector and Keeping Affiliates Active on behalf of our council.

NAEOP President Patricia Stelmach, CEOE, has selected “Put Your Best Foot Forward with NAEOP” as her theme for the 2015 – 2016 year. As office professionals in the Higher Education field, there is nothing we want more than to see our students put their best foot forward and to succeed with their academics and their chosen career paths. This should also be a goal for you. NAEOP provides wonderful opportunities for members to network with fellow office professionals from all over the United States and the association continues to find new ways to offer professional development to our members. Challenge yourself, and join me this year. “Put Your Best Foot Forward with NAEOP.”

I encourage each of you to reach out to your fellow colleagues and introduce them to NAEOP and the benefits you enjoy with NAEOP so they can do the same.

If you have any questions or would like more information about NAEOP or the Higher Education Council, please contact me as I would LOVE to talk to you in greater detail about the boundless opportunities and wonderful engagement NAEOP has to offer!

Cathy J. McHenry, CEOE 2015 – 2016
Higher Education Council Chairman

Address: Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Work Phone: 717-477-1502
Work Fax: 717-477-4050
Cell Phone: 717-860-9470
Email: cjmche@ship.edu

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