President's Welcome

Welcome to NACAS West

Welcome to NACAS West

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

NACAS is the leading organization supporting auxiliary services professionals. 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 members with many excellent benefits and opportunities for professional engagement.

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 want to offer opportunities to engage, connect, celebrate and create solutions to assist you and your campus.

Benefits

The upcoming year is expected to be full of challenges for the higher education sector as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic impacts. The benefits offered to NACAS members will assist you in meeting these challenges. 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.

This year’s two noteworthy events are the annual C3X Conference and Expo, which will be held virtually November 9-12, 2020, and the NACAS West CX conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada June 6-9, 2021. 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 our membership coordinator, Joe Eggleston. We would be thrilled to discuss the benefits of NACAS membership with you in greater detail and walk you through the membership process.

The NACAS West board and I are looking forward to working with you. We also wish you and your institution a very successful school year.

Andy Lachman
NACAS West President
Manager of University Housing, Food and Mail Services
University of Hawaii at Manoa