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NACAS Inaugurates David P. Wahr, CASP, as President and Installs the New 2018 Board Members

Charlottesville, VA (December 19, 2017) – NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education, installed David P. Wahr, CASP of Owens Community College, as President, and added several new members to its board at the C3X 2017 Annual Conference & Expo in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“We are all dedicated to making NACAS a valuable resource to auxiliary professionals in higher education everywhere,” said Wahr. “We have challenges, but we also have the energy, talent and know-how to overcome them and improve both our profession and our students’ lives.”

What does auxiliary services mean? Outside of the industry, the idea is not well-defined or understood. During his 2017-2018 term, Wahr intends to spend time intentionally carving out a definition for the term ‘auxiliary services,’ and helping to determine the industry’s place in the greater higher education community.

His focus on defining and elevating the profession of auxiliary services will benefit our members and the students at those institutions,” Kelsey Harmon Finn, NACAS CEO, said. “His dedication to progress and transparency is sure to continue the forward movement NACAS as we head toward our 50th anniversary.”


New Board Members

David Wahr, CASP President Owens Community College
Carlos Garcia, CASP President-Elect University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
Ryan Greene Vice President Middle Georgia State University
Diane Reynolds, CASP Past President Virginia Commonwealth University
Bob Barry, CASP Central Regional Representative University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Maria Hoagland East Regional Representative U.S. Military Academy
Joe Eggleston At-Large Member Southern California University of Health Sciences


Existing Board Members

Margarida Vieira Treasurer Bridgewater State University
Connie Davis South Regional Representative Southeastern Louisiana University
Jared Ceja, CASP West Regional Representative California State University, Long Beach
Gheretta Harris, CASP At-Large Member Ferris State University
Matt Portner, CASP Foundation President Ashland University



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. NACAS Members work at a leadership level within 4-year and 2-year colleges and universities located worldwide and oversee multiple auxiliary services, making executive decisions that shape them to create hospitable and well-rounded campus communities. 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.