The NACAS West Region Welcomes You


As the western region of NACAS, composed of 13 U.S. states and territories, Canadian provinces, and other countries, 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 West, 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!

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  • President's Welcome
  • Benefits
  • CX Conference
  • Volunteer
  • Business Partners
  • Board of Directors
  • Awards & Scholarships
  • Resources

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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. The NACAS West region is composed of 13 U.S. states and territories, Canadian provinces, and other countries. Membership in NACAS West 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 West!

Business Partner Benefits

Annual Conference

The NACAS West 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 West CX, you can easily seek out other campus service leaders that have similar interests, requirements, and visions for how to empower campus communities.



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 West CX Annual Conference & Expo.


Awards & Scholarships

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

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Welcome to NACAS West

NACAS is an extraordinary organization that connects, educates and promotes campus commerce. All organizational efforts are to support auxiliary services professionals and business partners. NACAS West is the largest geographical region of NACAS, encompassing 14 U.S. states, four provinces and three territories in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Guam. Being a member of NACAS and NACAS West provides individuals with many excellent benefits and opportunities for professional engagement.


NACAS and NACAS West’s success relies entirely on its members’ participation. Whether you attend a conference, volunteer at a conference or on a committee, or participate in an online webinar, we offer opportunities to engage, connect, celebrate, and create solutions to assist you and your campus. Colleagues come from small community colleges, and larger universities, sharing a common purpose at NACAS. It’s a great place to share thoughts and ideas. Join the conversation!


The benefits offered to NACAS members will assist you in meeting the dynamic challenges we are all facing in a rapidly evolving landscape. A few of these benefits include the NACAS Marketplace, online education, the NACAS Lounge, career center, and conferences. These content-rich benefits provide auxiliary professionals with the information needed to address the complex situations occurring at their institutions. In addition, NACAS and NACAS West provides its members with the opportunity to collaborate with our dedicated business partners that are creating various solutions to address the current needs on our campuses.

Two noteworthy events are the annual C3X Conference and Expo typically held in the fall and the NACAS West CX conference typically held in the summer. These events are designed and delivered by our members and peers. NACAS West proudly sponsors scholarships each year to our annual West CX conference. Additionally, there are award and scholarship opportunities available through the national NACAS office. We hope you and your colleagues will join us for these fantastic experiences. In addition to the benefits already noted, NACAS offers its members an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise by becoming a Certified Auxiliary Services Professional. NACAS West offers scholarships that can cover the cost of the exam.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of NACAS West, please reach out to We would be excited to discuss the benefits of NACAS membership with you in greater detail and walk you through the membership process. As the NACAS West Board, we are looking forward to working with you.

Best regards,
Eileen Richey, CASP
NACAS West President
Director of Auxiliary Services
San Juan College

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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Eileen Richey, CASP


Director of Auxiliary Services
San Juan College
Farmington, NM

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Jim Dwyer, CASP

Past President

Assistant Vice President, Auxiliary Business Services
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

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Joseph Pearson


Executive Director Auxiliary Enterprises 
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington

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Amber Grenhart


Director, Student Union & Event Services
Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO

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Lisa Goberis, CASP


Director of Student Life Business Administration
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado

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Cami McClure


Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Services
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID

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Elysa Doss


Systems Project Coordinator, Auxiliary Services
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA

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Nicole Nimmons


Associate Vice President, Campus Services
Boise State University 
Boise, ID

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Thomas Sekayan, M.Ed., CASP


Chief Operating Officer
Cal Poly Pomona Enterprises
Pomona, CA

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Ellen Curtis


Associate Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Cal Poly Pomona Corporation
San Louis Obispo, CA

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Andy Lachman, Ph.D., CASP


Manager, University Housing, Food Services, and Campus Mail Services
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu, Hawaii

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Shannon Dunn


Director, Business Operations
The University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus
British Columbia, Canada


Suzie Mize


Associate Vice President, Auxiliary Enterprises
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA

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Jennifer Gray


Director, Student Union & Event Services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV