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NACAS Inaugurates Carlos Garcia, CASP, as President and Installs the New 2019 Board Members

Charlottesville, VA (November 16, 2018) – NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education, installed Carlos Garcia, CASP; Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Auxiliary Services at University of Colorado – Colorado Springs; as President of the NACAS Board of Directors. Several new members were also added to the board at the C3X 2018 Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

“NACAS is a wonderful organization that has helped me grow professionally and has introduced me to many great people,” Garcia said. “I hope it has done or will do the same for you. I am honored to serve as NACAS President for the coming year and I hope that the things I do will make the membership even more proud of our association.”

Garcia’s goals for the upcoming year include continued membership growth, increasing philanthropy among NACAS members, improving the connection between the regional boards and national board, exploring a relationship with schools in Mexico and other countries, and aligning of the organization’s mission with the budget.

“I am thrilled to be working with Carlos in the role of NACAS President,” Kelsey Harmon Finn, NACAS CEO, said. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Carlos for over 10 years, starting with our work in Student Unions. His care, compassion, and belief in the student experience is one that I admire, and I believe his vision will add significant value to NACAS in the coming year.”

2018-2019 NACAS Board Members

Carlos Garcia, CASP
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

Ryan Greene
Middle Georgia State University

Mark Ironside
Vice President
Lehigh University

David P. Wahr, CASP
Past President
Owens Community College

Dr. Margarida Vieira
Bridgewater State University

Bob Barry, CASP
Central Regional Representative
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Maria Hoagland
East Regional Representative
U.S. Military Academy

Connie Davis
South Regional Representative
Southeastern Louisiana University

Deborah Huebler, CASP
West Regional Representative
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Gheretta Harris, CASP
At-Large Member
Ferris State University

Joe Eggleston, CASP
At-Large Member
Southern California University of Health Sciences

Melissa Moore
Foundation President
Georgia Tech


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.