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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

It’s time for a change.

As auxiliary services professionals, it is our job to ensure the collective well being of the students we serve. NACAS cannot and will not remain silent. To all members of the black community and those who have been impacted by the recent and longstanding senseless acts of violence: We hear you, we see you, and we stand with you in the fight against systemic racism.  Learn More

South CX 2020 COVID-19 Update

Due to a number of developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including the World Health Organization declaring the outbreak a pandemic, the issuance of numerous governmental advisories and prohibitions against group meetings, and the institution of travel bans applicable to many college employees, the NACAS South CX conference scheduled for April 4-8, 2020 in Dallas, TX, will be postponed to June 28 - July 1, 2020. The conference will be hosted at the same location at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. We are working diligently to reschedule speakers and other details for this conference and will be in touch with further details as soon as they are available. Learn More

NACAS CEO Participates in “Placemakers” Podcast

In this podcast, MSC Retail sits down with Kelsey Finn, CEO of NACAS and Matthew Stein, VP of MSCU to talk about The World Beyond the Classroom.

Will the traditional college campus be relevant in the future? Today, it seems that everything in higher education is in question. Now more than ever it’s important for us to have those tough conversations about what the future holds. This podcast explores various topics with higher ed "placemakers": Those professionals who are in the business of making college campuses places where people want to be. Each week they will explore the future of the college campus in a very uncertain world. Learn More