SIUE’s Durr Named Chair of National Presidential Assistants Association
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kim Durr, chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor, has been appointed chair of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE) organization’s Board of Directors. Durr assumed the one-year post at NAPAHE’s annual meeting on March 12 in Washington, D.C.
The mission of NAPAHE is to enhance the profession of its nearly 500 members and “address the broad range of roles fulfilled by presidential assistants in service to presidential leadership and higher education.”
“I am truly honored to have been elected to serve as chair of the NAPAHE organization,” Durr said. “I was elected by my peers, people with whom I’ve worked for many years and for whom I have a great amount of respect. This network is a dedicated group of can-do education professionals who work hard in support of, and as members of, their institutions’ leadership teams.”
“My involvement in NAPAHE has been a valuable resource for information and collaboration with other educational institutions, both across the nation and internationally,” she added. “The NAPAHE network not only offers amazing and timely professional development opportunities, enhancing what I bring to SIUE, but also facilitates access to other universities for information on best practices, vendor references, campus climate issues and more.”
NAPAHE will hold its 31st annual meeting March 9-11, 2018 in Washington, D.C., when its affiliate, the American Council on Education, will celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Photo: Kim Durr, chief of staff in the SIUE Office of the Chancellor