NACAS Inaugurates Matthew Portner, CASP as President and Installs 2022 Board of Directors
Welcome to NACAS East
Hello and welcome NACAS East members, Business Partners, and future members! Let me start by welcoming you to the East region. For those not familiar with NACAS East, our region comprises 13 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. I encourage you to look around and participate in all of the offerings NACAS East and NACAS have available to you. Whether you are in food services, parking, conferences, bookstores, student centers, or other university programs and services, you’ll find we have a great deal of information and experience that are beneficial to those we serve.
After exploring the NACAS site and East pages, please visit the NACAS East Leadership page and get to know us. One of the greatest benefits of this organization is connecting with members. You do not have to navigate the world of Auxiliaries on your own; an East member is always willing to share the experiences they have with you. You only need to reach out and ask!
If you are an existing member, welcome back! We are excited to reconnect with you and see how things are going on your campus. There has been a lot happening, and we hope you have been able to take advantage of our virtual and in-person offerings.
Speaking of in-person offerings, this year NACAS East is traveling to Hartford, CT for an in-person East CX conference in June! I look forward to the opportunity to connect with each of you in person. Keep an eye out for the East CX emails and let us know what we can do to make your East CX the best possible experience for you.
One of the ways we can make East CX a success is by sharing ideas. While I would love to take credit for all of the great ideas I have implemented for my campus, I must give credit where credit is due. Many of the ideas or programs we implement on our campuses start by listening and connecting with others at NACAS events. The board will be focusing on delivering excellent virtual and in-person educational programs for current and prospective members via our On the Road series, East CX regional conference, as well as online. Our goal is to develop and implement what you need, so we encourage you to connect with us directly. How can we make this the best resource for you?
I encourage everyone to get involved! There are many ways to do so.
- Attend online webinars and virtual town halls
- Host a program on your campus! On the Road events are typically held throughout the year.
- Attend East CX regional conference or NACAS C3X
- Volunteer for various NACAS events and programs
Last but certainly not least, take advantage of our educational grants. We have several grants available that provide opportunities to be funded for the East CX regional conference, the Annual Conference (NACAS C3X), or the CASP exam.
Hopefully, we can see each other soon! Go Rams!
Stephen Barr, Ed.D., CASP
Director of Campus Services
Virginia Commonwealth University
NACAS East President – 2021-2022