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Manny Cunard, Former NACAS Executive Director, Passed Away

Manny Cunard, NACAS Executive Director from 1993-2001, passed away March 28, 2018. Cunard spent five decades dedicated to enriching the campus experience.

“Manny was a great friend, both to the association and to the campus services industry as a whole. His legacy of championing students and standing out as a thought leader in auxiliary services will carry on for years to come,” said NACAS CEO Kelsey Harmon Finn. Learn More

NACAS Foundation Announces 2018 Mereese Ladson Scholarship Recipients

NACAS Foundation, a non-profit corporation that promotes the auxiliary services profession through NACAS, announced today they have awarded the 2018 Mereese Ladson Diversity Scholarship to:

- Ana Alvarez, CASP, executive director of auxiliary services at the University of Miami; and
- Katia Zakhem Nakhle, director of auxiliary services at the American University of Beirut; and
- Melvine Walker, director of marketing/communications for Auxiliary Services for Old Dominion University.
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NACAS Inaugurates David P. Wahr, CASP, as President and Installs the New 2018 Board Members

NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education, installed David P. Wahr, CASP of Owens Community College, as President, and added several new members to its board at the C3X 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Learn More

NACAS launches new member benefit, the 1FS Product Catalog

NACAS has partnered with One Food Service (1FS) to bring members an online foodservice product catalog. Using the 1FS Product Catalog, NACAS members can compare nutritionals, search for items, and find the local sales contacts for products. Learn More

Tapingo Wins Outstanding Business Partner of the Year Award

The National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) has named Tapingo, the leading mobile commerce application for college dining, as the winner of the Outstanding Business Partner of the Year Award.

Each year, the NACAS Business Partner Advisory Group, which consists of a group of board members, auxiliary representatives, and industry leaders, evaluates business partners within the higher education community to determine the partner that embodies the ideals of outstanding customer service, supports the educational process at NACAS institutions, and has contributed most significantly to the success of NACAS through creative and generous means. Learn More

NACAS Announces Exclusive Partnership with Riddle & Bloom

The non-academic services in higher education play an increasingly prominent role on college campuses every year. From food services and bookstores to housing and transportation, these components of student life, among countless others, contribute significantly to the overall experience and success of campus living. As the leading organization supporting all campus services, NACAS continuously looks for new and creative ways to help our member institutions enhance the quality of life for their students on- and off-campus through more meaningful and relevant experiences that go beyond the classroom. Learn More

NACAS Launches a New Brand in Time for its Golden Anniversary

NACAS unveiled a new website with a complete rebrand, introducing not only a new look but also a renewed commitment to the higher education community it serves. Learn More

NACAS Announces New Website, New Brand, and New Conferences

NACAS unveiled a new website with a complete rebrand, introducing not only a new look but also a renewed commitment to the higher education community it serves. Learn More

Cheryl Crouch named winner of the Robert F. Newton Award for Distinguished Service

“To be considered for this award is a privilege and I am humbled and grateful to receive it,” Crouch said. Learn More

NACAS Inaugurates Diane Reynolds as President and Installs the New 2017 Board Members

NACAS installed Diane Reynolds, CASP, assistant vice president for business services at Virginia Commonwealth University, as President. Learn More