President's Welcome

Welcome to NACAS Central

On behalf of the NACAS Central 2020-2021 Board of Directors, I would like to express our welcome and appreciation for your interest and support in NACAS Central. Whether you are a current member, prospective member, or a valued business partner, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with you and encourage you to engage with NACAS.

It is my privilege to serve as your 2020-2021 President. Auxiliary Services will continue to be a vital part of campus life to enhance the student experience and support the academic mission of our institutions. Thank you for all your extremely hard, creative, and dedicated work to support the students at each of our campuses as well as to our campus communities during these extraordinarily challenging times. Together, we have found ways to reinvent nearly everything we do. This work means the world to our respective students as they are able to continue to learn, grow, and prepare for the future.

As a 12-state region, Central offers 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. The Central Board of Directors represents you and those on your campus. Your membership in NACAS provides access to auxiliary service professionals in the US, in Canada, and globally. You have a wonderful opportunity to develop your leadership skills, nurture relationships, and create a cherished network of colleagues – but you must take that first step.

On behalf of the NACAS Central Board of Directors, I would like to encourage you to take some time to explore the NACAS.org site to learn about our national and regional programs, services, available resources, and volunteer opportunities. I urge you to get involved by attending a webinar, applying for grants and scholarships, or writing an article for the NACAS College Services Magazine, and please connect with a Central Board member if you are interested in being more involved in our association.

In addition, NACAS offers its members an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise by becoming a Certified Auxiliary Services Professional. NACAS Central offers scholarships that can cover the cost of the exam.

The NACAS Foundation was formed for the sole purpose of supporting and promoting the auxiliary services profession. The Foundation engages our members in scholarships, grants, promoting diversity of people and ideas, fostering innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking to improve the quality of life for students. Please visit the NACAS Foundation website for more details and how you can become involved.

The NACAS Central Board of Directors and I look forward to working with you at an upcoming event, especially the 2021 Central CX Regional Conference and the C3X either virtually or in person. CX and C3X details to be announced as soon as possible.

Best regards,

Sheila Wilson
NACAS Central President
Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Operations / Procurement Agent
The College of Wooster