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NACAS Inaugurates Mark Ironside as President and Installs the New 2021 Board Members

NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services support organization serving higher education, installed Mark Ironside, Assistant Vice President of Business Services and President of LU Properties, LCC, at Lehigh University, as President of the NACAS Board of Directors. Three new members were also added to the board at the C3X 2020 Virtual Annual Conference & Expo. Learn More

Carlos Garcia, CASP, named 2020 winner of Newton Award

NACAS is proud to announce the 2020 winner of the Robert F. Newton Award for Distinguished Service; Carlos Garcia, CASP, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The award was presented to Carlos at the C3X 2020 Virtual Annual Conference & Expo. Learn More

NACAS Announces 2020 Campus Care Grant Recipients

The NACAS Foundation is pleased to announce that on November 11 at the C3X 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo, four institutions were selected to receive funds totaling $22,850 through the Campus Care Grant. The recipients are as follows:

- Otterbein University
- University of Maryland, College Park
- University of Nebraska – Lincoln
- Hartford Community College Learn More

Embracing Change: C3X Education in a Virtual Environment

By: Jacquelyn Wright, Educational Program Manager, NACAS

When the coronavirus pandemic flipped all of our lives upside down, NACAS watched as several other associations quickly pivoted their annual conferences to virtual experiences or cancel altogether. With the C3X Annual Conference & Expo slated for November, we were fortunate to know we had time to be intentional about what we were going to do and how we would get there. Just like everyone else, we were worried about our ability to meet expectations, to deliver the C3X experience we know our members have enjoyed over the years, the experience we’ve worked so hard to elevate year over year. Learn More

A Clean Line of Sight for the Future of NACAS Business Partners

By: Kennedy Turner, Senior Director of Business Development, NACAS

In early March as the pandemic began to forever shift our industry, I vividly remember walking the space of the Anaheim Convention Center and Hilton imaging how this year’s C3X would be the best one yet. The Expo hall we had reserved for this year was huge! Plenty of space to reimagine how we continue to foster engagement, networking, and a welcoming culture that invites institution members and business partners to collaborate… oh, and ensure that there is a “clear line of sight down the aisle” as many of our exhibitors have probably heard me say. Learn More

Long-Time NACAS Volunteer and Auxiliary Services Visionary, Ken White, Passes Away

Ken White—Planner, Designer, Author, and Publisher—died peacefully at 97 years old on May 3, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona, where he retired. His passion for the industries he served made him an active member, sought-after speaker and trade workshop leader for NeoCon, the Institute of Store Planners (ISP-President NYC chapter), the National Association of College Stores (NACS), the National Association of Auxiliary Services (NACAS) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA). Learn More

NACAS CEO “Takes Over” Placemakers Podcast

Dr. TJ Logan (Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Temple University and Director of Campus Planning at MSC Retail) shakes things up this week as guest Kelsey Finn (CEO of NACAS) asks him and Clayton Mitchell (Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities at Jefferson) the questions!  The result? Great content and perspective that you don't wanna miss. Learn More

Enrollment and Auxiliary Services in the Wake of COVID-19

By: Jeffrey Tice, Director of Membership, NACAS

Greetings, NACAS! I am excited to contribute to our new Perspectives series to talk to you about an area of higher education that I am passionate about: Enrollment management. What members probably do not know about me is that I SPENT the majority of my higher education career working in enrollment management. I have done everything from hitting the road attending college fairs, reading applications, and planning and hosting events for an R1 research institution. Learn More

We’re ready to move with you through the uncertainty

By Donna-Jo Pepito, Director of Education and Research Strategy, NACAS

We are past the halfway point of 2020 and what a year this has turned out to be! Like many of you, the team at NACAS had big expectations to look forward to this year. For me, I was looking forward to finally feeling “settled” at work after a couple of years of everything feeling so new. Learn More

2020 Student Author Contest Winners Announced

NACAS, the largest auxiliary and ancillary services organization serving higher education, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Student Author Contest. The Student Author Contest is an annual competition where students provide real-world examples of how auxiliary services impact their own personal campus experience. Learn More