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Business Partner Forum
Recognize the need to work in—not around—the future as we build it.
Registration for the Business Partner Forum is now closed. Thank you to all the business partners and institutional members who attended this event!
Colleges and universities require your guidance, your solutions, and ultimately your partnership to achieve their current business operations needs. Knowledge transfer is not a one-way road. By hearing directly from campus leaders about what auxiliary services need help with to assimilate to the future of life on campus, you will be prepared to partner with your schools to open operations, creatively support students, and ensure community safety. Whether you are in sales or operations, this half-day forum will give you information to do your job better!
About the Forum
Be ready to lead their campus - and your business - to success.
The goal of this forum is to give you insights and information to be successful in partnering with campuses. By getting first-hand insights, YOU can show up in partnership already prepared with solutions to the challenges schools are facing. Ask questions, put in the work, and come ready this fall with future-forward ideas and a stronger campus relationship that is ready to put student success at the forefront.
Join us on July 8, 2020, to get firsthand access to campus pain points and the opportunity to contribute a solution. More detailed information about the schedule, panelists, and sessions coming soon!
1:00 – Welcome: Insights & Data Overview
Hear from Kelsey Harmon Finn, NACAS CEO, who will share welcoming remarks and review the insights, pain points, and data we’ve collected from campuses and students.
1:30 – Campus Panel
Hear from an industry panel as they talk through the specific pain points at their campus, including fears for higher education as a whole, what life on campus entails this fall, and what operations look like moving forward.
3:00 – Break 1
3:10 – Ed Session: Xavier University’s Fall Re-Opening Plan
Presenter: Brandi Bryant Assistant Director, Auxiliary Services Xavier University
Creating Fall semester re-opening plans in a global pandemic is proving to be an unprecedented experience. With pressure mounting from every direction and uncertainty becoming the norm, working collaboratively with an open mind is proving to be critical in order to move forward. Brandi Bryant, Assistant Director, Auxiliary Services at Xavier University will share their Fall planning process, the biggest challenges, and the creative solutions the team is thinking through. Hear Brandi’s advice on how business partners can work best with auxiliary teams to achieve a common goal of creating a safe campus environment.
3:50 – Break 2
4:00 – Ed Session: Highlights from ACHA’s Guidelines: Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era
Presenter: Devin Jopp, Chief Executive Officer, American College Health Association
Join the American College Health Association (ACHA) as they highlight specifics from their Higher Ed Reopening Guidelines including contract tracing best practices, facilities/dining/housing best practices, and creating effective communication plans.
Since 1920, ACHA has served as the voice for student health and wellness. Through advocacy, research, and education, ACHA stands at the forefront of issues that impact the health and wellness of our college students. ACHA represents over 1,100 institutions of higher education, representing the collective health and wellness needs of 10 million college students.
4:45 – Wrap Up & Final Remarks
Speakers & Panelists
During the Business Partner Forum, hear from an industry panel as they talk through the specific pain points at their campus, including fears for higher education as a whole, what life on campus entails this fall, and what operations look like moving forward.