The NACAS South Region Welcomes You

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As the southern region of NACAS, composed of 12 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, 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 South, 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
South Board President Brian Browning

Welcome to NACAS South

Spanning 12 states in the southern U.S. and serving as a hub for collaboration and growth, NACAS South is the place for those in the auxiliary services to connect and grow professionally. The south is known for our hospitality…in fact, that is one of the auxiliary areas many of our members are engaged. The Governing Board would like to encourage you to become a member and engage in the organization through the region and national offerings. I hope you find that with NACAS South you will get your questions answered, your research achieved, and you will obtain the professional renewal that is so important.

If you’ve never experienced a NACAS South conference, I would like to personally invite you to attend. Fresh off our very successful Orlando Disney conference, we're gearing up for an exhilarating but relaxing environment at the new Heart Song Resort at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN for the NACAS South CX in March 2025. Leaving Disney’s castle behind, find yourself in Dollywood’s warm embrace of Southern charm.

To continue our momentum from last year, the NACAS South Board will enhance efforts this year to encourage more member involvement and communications in each state of the Region. Also, the Board will focus on creating new opportunities for professional development, business partner success, and defining the NACAS South experience.

The Business Partners are always a big part of NACAS South and we want your input. Please let us know how you would like to be involved and make stronger connections with members. If you have any questions, notify any of the NACAS South Governing Board members.

Visit the NACAS South News webpage for updates, board meeting minutes, policy documents, conference presentation materials and other items that may be of interest to you. Also, follow NACAS South and NACAS on social media!  We hope you’ll join this network and engage with your colleagues. Share your photos, and thoughts on the profession!

Once again, I’m extending a warm invitation to join us at the 2024 South CX at Dollywood’s Heartsong Resort. Together, let's script a vibrant tale of learning, camaraderie, and shared success within NACAS South. Here’s to a successful and rewarding 2024-2025!


Brian Browning, NACAS South President (2024-2025)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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.

Digital Benefits Guide 

Membership Video Tutorials

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Creating and Cultivating the College Experience

The NACAS South CX conference provides the premier exchange of campus-centric ideas, solutions, and connections to your regional area. Designed and delivered by your own professional peers, this event gives you the best opportunity to isolate your needs and nurture your relationships. At South CX, you can easily seek out other campus service leaders that have similar interests, requirements, and visions for how to empower campus communities.

South CX Page

2024 Photo Gallery

Day One     President's Reception


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 South 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 South is comprised of a 12-state region of the U.S., from Texas to Florida and as far north as Kentucky, and also Puerto Rico.  Membership in NACAS South 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 South!

Business Partner Benefits

Policy Documents


Board Minutes


Annual Business Meeting Action Items


Awards & Scholarships

NACAS South is committed to helping members of the South 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 South CX Conference have closed. 


Brian Browning, CASP


Associate Vice Chancellor, Operations
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

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Daniel Armitage


Associate Vice President, Student Affairs
University of North Texas
Denton, TX

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Michael Murphy, M.Ed.


Director of Campus Services and Dining
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA

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Carol Agomo, M.B.A., M.P.H


Director, Administration and Contracts
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Jack Burgess


Financial Management Analyst
Duke University
Durham, NC

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Richard Owens


Director Conference and Event Services UNT Division of Student Affairs 
University of North Texas 
Denton, TX

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Robin Parker


Director, Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA

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Alla Jeanae Frank


Special Assistant to the President, Chief Transformation Officer
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS

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Andrew McCowan Smith, Ed.D.


Assistant VP for Auxiliary Services
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

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Esmeralda Valdez, Ph.D., CASP


Executive Director, University Services
University of Houston
Houston, TX

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Gregory Bryant


Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services, Presidents Executive Committee
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, TX

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