President's Welcome

Welcome to NACAS East

Welcome! The purpose of this web site is to provide you with a quick look at all the services, resources and opportunities that are available through the East region to help you take advantage of The Connections That Count.

NACAS East provides Educational Grants for regional members.  The grants support attendance at NACAS conferences and CASP exam registration fees.  The Board has made a commitment to fund up to eight grants per year, beginning with four registrations to the East regional conference in Saratoga Springs, NY from June 17 – 20.

Please take this opportunity to learn more about us by browsing our web pages. After you do, we hope you’ll decide that you would like to join our professional association. We’ll look forward to having you actively involved through Regional Conference attendance, and perhaps as a volunteer. Upon joining the Association, you will receive access to an all-inclusive membership directory.

NACAS East…on the Road sessions are presented by auxiliary professionals near you. That’s where the “on the Road” comes in. Our goal is to have sessions throughout the region within a two- to three-hour drive. Convenient enough to bring another person from your institution, tour the facility or operation, grab some lunch, and then participate in a discussion concerning the area of interest, you can be back on your campus easily within the course of a work day. Learn more

Would you like to show off a recent renovation? How about that new food truck you just put into service? Have a great sustainability program? We would love for you to share whatever it is with your colleagues. We are seeking NACAS East…on the Road programs. We need programs throughout the region so don’t hold back.

Watch for additional information on upcoming professional development opportunities at

If you are interested, please feel free to contact Mary Lieto, Executive Director of Auxiliary Services at Pace University – Pleasantville/Briarcliffe, to schedule a program for your campus.

Phone: (914) 773-3607

Mereese Ladson Diversity Scholarship

The Ladson Diversity Scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of the late Mereese Ladson, Controller at Brooklyn College (CUNY). Ms. Ladson was a President and long-time leader of NACAS East and a great friend to the entire association. Ms. Ladson’s professionalism, commitment to inclusiveness for all, and leadership were sources of inspiration to our members. Visit the NACAS Education Foundation website to donate to the Mereese Ladson Fund or learn more about the scholarship.

Thank you for your interest in NACAS East.

Stephon Knox
NACAS East Region President
Director, Contract Management, Auxiliary Enterprises
Howard University