NACAS Event Schedule

March 2022

Tue. 03/01

2:00 p.m. ET

Facilities Maintenance 101: A Primer for Auxiliary Professionals

Are you an operations or student affairs professional who has taken on responsibility for managing your operation’s facilities? Are you struggling to figure out how to prioritize your facilities’ needs for preventative maintenance, repair, and replacement?
This session will give basic understanding of the competencies necessary to manage auxiliary services facilities and maintenance operations. Attendees will learn:1. How routine maintenance is determined and performed
2. How to plan and prioritize deferred facilities maintenance
3. What preventative maintenance is and why it’s important to your auxiliary operationPresenters bring experience from diverse institutional types and practice areas, as well as multiple types of auxiliary facilities, to the presentation. Attendees will leave with resources on renovation and renewal planning, how to build and maintain a facility condition index, and key terms for facilities maintenance.
Presented by Bill Cox, CASP; Texas A&M University and Benjamin Perlman, PhD, CASP; Emory University

Wed. 03/09

2:00 p.m. ET

Every Dollar Counts: Maximize Student Payment Options Across Your Institution

In today’s higher education business landscape, the tug of war between increasing revenue and providing equitable solutions to your students can be balanced. Join our presenters to see how maximizing access to student fund sources can advance student success. These include:

  • SNAP Benefits
  • Scholarships
  • Traditional Financial Aid
  • Learn how institutions of all sizes can increase margins and offer increased value to all students.

    Presenters: Mike Clear, Co-Founder of Watchman Payment Systems
    Kathleen Hayes, Director of Institutional Partnerships at Verba/VitalSource

    Tue. 03/15

    1:00 p.m. ET

    The New Higher Ed Workforce: Hiring Strategies for Success

    Learning lessons from unlikely places and adopting unconventional practices is the new approach for workforce hiring strategies. As campuses face labor shortages, recruiting and retaining candidates is a top priority. Companies are hiring at record speeds and are touting new perks, renewed company culture, flexibility, and commitment to well-being. Higher education needs to remain competitive and showcase why working at a College or University is still a sought-after opportunity. Give your recruitment program some fine-tuning with lessons learned, creative strategies, and discussion about best practices to help increase your candidate pool and hiring success.

    Joseph Pearson, CASP; Executive Director Auxiliary Enterprises at Central Washington University
    Jared Ceja, CASP; Executive Director & CEO at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    Thu. 03/17

    1:00 p.m. ET

    Disruptions, Predictions, Planning: Navigating Ongoing Campus Supply Chain Challenges in 2022 and Beyond

    Join industry leaders and Emily Messa from the University of Houston in an engaging presentation on current supply chain conditions and predictions facing campus auxiliary services and business partners. We will discuss current trends and strategies to help prepare our campus communities to navigate these uncertainties.

    Dennis Hogan, Chief Executive Officer, FoodBuy, LLC
    Salli Darden Chief Marketing Officer, Chartwells Higher Education
    Jennifer Hatton, Executive Vice President for Course Materials, Follett
    Chad Phillips, Senior Vice President of Omnichannel Merchandising and Licensing, Follett
    Emily Messa, PhD, CASP, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President for Administration, University of Houston System/University of Houston