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NACAS CEO, Kelsey Harmon Finn, Discusses Airports in the Higher Ed Space

Tune into NACAS CEO Kelsey Harmon Finn's podcast (Episode 12) about airports in the higher education space.  Learn More

NACAS Inaugurates Carlos Garcia, CASP, as President and Installs the New 2019 Board Members

NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education, installed Carlos Garcia, CASP; Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Auxiliary Services at University of Colorado - Colorado Springs; as President of the NACAS Board of Directors. Several new members were also added to the board at the C3X 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida. Learn More

Tap the NACAS Marketplace to get business done with ease

After months of planning, building and testing, the NACAS Marketplace was launched in early June 2018. A new suite of resources created for NACAS members and business partners, the Marketplace will function to help auxiliary services professionals inform decisions, assist operations, and source the best solutions to elevate business on college and university campuses. Learn More

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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William Ballard, CASP, and Ronald Martel named 2017 winners of Newton Award

For the first time since the award’s creation, NACAS named two winners of The Robert F. Newton Award for Distinguished Service at the C3X 2017 Annual Conference and Expo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The recipients were Ronald Martel, Vice President for Student Affairs at Johnson & Wales University; and William P. Ballard, CASP, Associate Vice President for Administration and Facilities Services at the University of Vermont. Ballard is now retired. Learn More

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