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, State Department, 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 personnel. We are also affiliated with many state and local associations for educational office professionals and 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 with someone 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 2015, the Annual Conference and Institute will take place from Wednesday, July 22 – Saturday, July 25 in beautiful Buffalo, New York. 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 at the conference, please contact Cathy McHenry, Higher Education Council Chairman.


Other membership benefits include a connection and interaction on the NAEOP Listserv account, which serves to facilitate discussion with colleagues across the country, foster growth and knowledge helping educational office professionals with the ever-changing work environments, as well as continuing to provide life-long learning for all educational office professionals. Also, you will have the opportunity to submit articles and suggestions for the NAEOP Higher Education Council Newsletter, serve on the Higher Education Council Committee, encourage Council members to network and give/receive recognition in achievements.


NAEOP President Betty Napolitano has selected “Navigate Your Way to Success with NAEOP” as her theme for the 2014 – 2015 year. As office professionals in the Higher Education field, we help individuals navigate the higher education path they have chosen for themselves and to succeed in their career paths.  I would like to challenge you, as office professionals, to “Navigate Your Way to Success with NAEOP” with your own goals, whether they be professional or personal.  NAEOP provides a wonderful opportunity to members to network with fellow office professionals from all over the United States, both electronically and face-to-face.   Challenge yourself, and join me this year to “Navigate Your Way to Success with NAEOP!”

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
2014 – 2015 Higher Education Council Chairman

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

“Remember, to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world!” - Dr. Seuss