NAEOP Higher Education Council

Higher Education Council members work in a variety of different areas of post-secondary education. The work done by Higher Education Council members is as varied as the communities we live in.

Membership in NAEOP

When you join/renew NAEOP, you automatically become a member of two groups of people. The state that you reside in determines which geographic area you belong to (there are seven areas), and the educational area that you work in determines the Membership Council you belong to. Besides the Higher Education Council, there are five other councils including Elementary, Middle School/Junior High, High School/Career Technical Education, Administrative and Education Partners.

NAEOP Board Liaison – As the Higher Education Council Chairman, I serve on the NAEOP Board of Directors and am a member of the Membership Council. If you have questions or concerns that need to be brought to the Board, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Debbie Hendricks, CEOE

Higher Education Council Chairman

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

106 Canfield Admin Bldg

Lincoln, NE 68588-0423

Phone: (402) 472-9685

NAEOP is a national professional association specifically for educational office professionals that also has many state and local affiliated associations. Becoming a member of NAEOP can open the door for you to experience many professional development opportunities:

        • Conferences (State, Area, and National)
        • Educational Institutes and Workshops
        • Leadership and Technology Skills
        • Webinars

NAEOP offers opportunities for recognition and certification:

        • Educational Office Professional of the Year
        • Educational Administrator of the Year
        • Affiliate Recognition for newsletter and website publications
        • Scholarship opportunities for members and member dependents
        • National certification (Professional Standards Program)

Networking opportunities abound when you join NAEOP:

        • Through the NAEOP Website (
        • At specific council meetings at the Annual Conference (where members network, exchange ideas, and share common
        • concerns and/or goals)
        • Through Quarterly Issues of the Association’s Magazine (NES Connector)