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NACAS Announces 2020-2021 CASP Recipients

(Charlottesville, VA | March 26, 2021) — NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education, is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 recipients of the CASP certification.

CASP, which stands for Certified Auxiliary Services Professional, is the only benchmark certification that measures the needed competencies of college and university executives who oversee multiple auxiliary services. This certification offers an accelerated track to obtain necessary cross-functional knowledge and fills competency gaps to build confidence in new leaders and in those who hire them.

“Congratulations to all new recipients of the CASP certification,” said Ben Perlman, CASP, Director of the Student Center at Emory University and Chair of the NACAS Certification Committee. “This accomplishment is sure to bring long-term value, both to their careers and the institutions they serve.”

2020-2021 Recipients:

  • Sonya Wright – Dickinson College
  • Pablo Aguilar – University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
  • Rosie Ashley – University of Houston
  • Douglas Belcher – Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Debra Carpenter – University of Houston, Clear Lake
  • Jim Dwyer – Arizona State University
  • Gino Galutera – Brandeis University
  • Neil Hart – University of Houston
  • John Reale – SUNY – Polytechnic Institute
  • Christopher Reed – Oakland University
  • Trent Rix – Red Deer College
  • Tim Siemens – Red Deer College
  • Esmeralda Valdez – University of Houston
  • Rodney Gomez – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Michael Ramella – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

About NACAS: Founded in 1969 as the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, 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. As the leading organization supporting all campus services, NACAS is the community-of-choice for strategic leaders who advance campus environments to improve the quality of life for students.

About CASP: CASP provides specialized education and exposure to resources that one can’t gain from a degree or professional experience in one-to-few auxiliary service areas. It provides an accelerated track for a high-performing candidate to obtain the cross-functional knowledge that is necessary to perform at an executive level. Designed to offer candidates their own skills assessment and pathways to develop in the areas needed, CASP fills competency gaps to build confidence in new leaders and in those who hire them.