The NACAS Central Region Welcomes You


As a 12-state region of NACAS, we support the mission of our National Association by offering extended, accessible, and regionally-relevant value to our members through a suite of programs designed to foster professional development, facilitate a cherished network of colleagues, and cultivate collaboration. In NACAS Central, you have a wonderful opportunity to nurture high-return relationships, enjoy intimate interactions, and develop your leadership skills. We’re excited to show the amazing experiences we have in store for you!

Select an option below:
  • President's Welcome
  • Benefits
  • CX Conference
  • Volunteer
  • Business Partners
  • Board of Directors
  • Awards & Scholarships
  • Resources

Annual CX Conference

The value of involvement in NACAS Central is all about the rich experiences our members take away from participation in events. There is something to be said for the power of a handshake with a cool new colleague, an idea-generating hallway conversation with a speaker you just heard, or a hug from a familiar friend. We are dedicated to delivering these moments and making sure they are centered around topics you need to improve your daily work and enrich campus experiences at your institution.

Save the Date

2025 Central CX Conference

June 1-4, 2025 Oakland University Rochester, Michigan

Central CX Webpage


One of the most important factors in the success of our region is the participation and involvement of our membership. Without it, we couldn’t function. There are endless opportunities for involvement. Committee and volunteer opportunities include: Membership, Constitution & Bylaws, Nominations, and Central CX Annual Conference & Expo.


Business Partners

NACAS is a professional trade association that supports the non-academic segment of higher education responsible for generating business through a diverse array of campus services that students need and value – such as food services, bookstores, housing, and transportation. NACAS Central is comprised of a 12-state region in the organization, including: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Membership in NACAS Central offers business partners numerous advantages to reach the higher education market, which generates more than $39 billion dollars annually from campus services. We’d love to share with you the many opportunities you have to build your brand on the many campuses located in NACAS Central!

Business Partner Benefits

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Rick Moreci


Associate Vice President for Student Auxiliary Services
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

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Dave Wiseley


Associate Vice President, Administration and Finance, Office of Student Life
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH


Dr. Anita Hicks


Associate Director, Oakland Center
Oakland University
Rochester, MI

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Rachel Bly


AVP, Auxiliary Services
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA

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Matt Suwalski, CASP


Director, University Union
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Green Bay, WI

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Kim Rademacher, CASP


Executive Director, Campus Auxiliary Services
Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI

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Chris Reed, CASP


Director, Oakland Center
Oakland University
Rochester, MI


Ron Portwine, MBA, CASP, CEFP


Associate Vice President for Administration & Business Affairs
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI

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Cal Seelye II 


Executive Director, Auxiliary Services
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI


Ella Carrol


Auxiliary/Contract Services Manager
Metropolitan Community College
Kansas City, MO


Greg Minner, M.B.A.


Executive Director for University Services
Washington University STL
St. Louis, MO

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Welcome to NACAS Central

On behalf of the NACAS Central 2024-2025 Board of Directors, I would like to extend my gratitude for your engagement with both the NACAS Central Region and NACAS Association. So much has happened on our college campuses this past year and NACAS continues to be there as a professional home for many of our colleagues in the region and throughout the nation. I highly encourage you to take a moment to see where the association is headed and how you can be a part of its growth.

It is my privilege to serve as your 2024-2025 Central Region President this upcoming year. It is my commitment to continue to enhance and build relationships with our members and business partners with professional development and other opportunities available through the NACAS. It is important we stay connected as we navigate the future of auxiliary services on our campuses. We also want to hear from our members about the things you would find useful as we call continue to navigate the waters of a changing system of higher education. Be on the look out for other ways to engage in our Central Region as well as ways in which we hope you will be able to provide us feedback so we can keep our region and NACAS moving ever forward. 

On behalf of the NACAS Central Board of Directors, I would like to encourage you to take some time to explore the benefits of your membership. Did you know that you have access to:

● Online Education Offerings
● NACAS MarketPlace
● NACAS Lounge
● Career Center
● College Services Magazine
● Awards & Scholarships

Volunteers are key to the success of our region. I urge you to get involved. We want to hear your thoughts on how we can enhance the NACAS mission of advancing the campus experience. There are many great opportunities to volunteer:

● Serve on Boards and Committees
● Contribute to the College Services Magazine, Online Education, and Resource Library
● Volunteer at CX and C3X 

The NACAS Foundation is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for students and supports affordability in higher education by funding grants and scholarships, professional development programs, and research initiatives for auxiliary service professionals, students, and institutions. Visit the NACAS Foundation website for more information and learn how you can pay it forward.

The NACAS Central Board of Directors and I, look forward to meeting and engaging with you during the next year. Keep a lookout for more information regarding future events. C3X, our national conference, is right around the corner this fall and is being hosted in Orlando, Florida. We hope to see you there or any of the other NACAS events!

Best regards,

Rick Moreci
NACAS Central President
Associate Vice President - DePaul University

Membership Benefits

Delivering enviable education, exchanges, and experiences

NACAS taps into its robust network of subject matter experts to produce superior professional development programs that will train you on the latest practices, strategies, and models to positively transform campus experiences. From webinars and virtual roundtables to the NACAS Marketplace and the Lounge, you will always find the right resources to fit your needs.

Looking to connect on a more localized level? Your NACAS membership connects you to your region, which hosts networking and education on an annual basis.

Your group membership allows any employee of a member institution or business partner organization can access NACAS online benefits,  member rates, or free access to professional development opportunities.

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NACAS Central Awards & Scholarships

NACAS Central is committed to helping members of the Central Region take advantage of awards and scholarships. This is one way the region can give back and support the membership initiatives of the Association.

2024 Award Nominations 

Awards and Scholarship Nominations for the 2024 NACAS Central CX Conference have closed.