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topics such as campus projects, business partnerships, technology solutions, and trends, but they are framed in the broader context of leading
auxiliary departments and managing multiple business operations on
campus."
Jerry Clemmer, CASP, who formerly served as the University of Richmond
Director of Residential Dining but has recently been promoted to Director of
Business Services, was able to participate in the 2015 pre-conference event.
He was inspired to pursue a Master's degree as a result of the program.
Clemmer explained, "I learned that if you work for Coke, you drink Coke.
If you work for Nike, you wear Nike's shoes. Since we work in the Higher
Education business, we should get at least our Masters."
Identifying presenters for the pre-conference EP events takes extra
care. "We look for a speaker who knows about the audience and NACAS
and can connect their expertise with our learning objectives for EP," said
Amber Neumann, Assistant Director at Fort Lewis College and Annual
Conference Committee Member.
"EP's come in a day early to attend this session, and we want to show
them how valuable the information and connections they make at this
C3X conference will be," continued Neumann.
The Emerging Professionals movement has grown beyond the national
conference, with opportunities for dedicated educational sessions at
regional conferences.
In addition to formal programs and presentations, the Emerging
Professionals program focuses on networking. "Becoming a trusted Auxiliary
Services professional isn't just about attending programs," said Ryan Greene,
Director of Auxiliary Services at Middle Georgia State University. "You need
a strong connection with senior Auxiliary Services professionals across the
nation so you can always have a network to rely on."

"This event helped me tremendously with networking with other professionals," said Amy DeCou, Auxiliary Business Services Coordinator at
Georgia Gwinnett College. DeCou attended a pre-conference EP session
with guest speaker David Coleman, who spoke on leadership.
DeCou continued, "Attending the Emerging Professionals event at the
beginning of NACAS National Conference allowed me to meet with other
auxiliary areas at many different schools across the country. [Coleman]
thoroughly engaged all of us there in attendance and gave us some very
interesting things to consider."
To keep participants engaged throughout the entire year, the Professional
Development Committee also offers webinars that provide an overview
of topics, exposing Emerging Professionals to subjects they may not have
direct responsibility for.
"Through Emerging Professionals, we hope to cultivate the next generation of campus leaders to best serve their students and their institutions,"
said De Lisle.
Cindy McClanahan, CASP, is the director of
marketing and communications for auxiliary
services at Georgia College. McClanahan
coordinates and executes the marketing
efforts for multiple units including dining,
parking, and transportation, card office,
technology store, bookstore, and mail
services. McClanahan earned a Bachelor's of Arts from the
University of North Texas and a Master's of Public Administration
from Georgia College. She earned the CASP designation 2015.

Advice to Emerging Professionals
LILLIAN DE LISLE

JERRY CLEMMER

AMBER NEUMANN

RYAN GREENE

DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT, NACAS

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL DINING,
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, STUDENT
UNION, FORT LEWIS COLLEGE

DIRECTOR OF AUXILIARY SERVICES,
MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Soak up as much information
as you can! NACAS members are
a great resource and always happy
to mentor and support newer professionals. As a NACAS member,
you have access to free resources
that will help you grow as an auxiliary service professional, including
regular webinars and virtual roundtables and communities of interest
in the NACAS Lounge. And if you
feel you already take advantage of
these benefits and want to be challenged further, attend an institute to
gain higher-level management skills
specific to a college environment!

Learn as much as you can about
the finances of, not only your
department, but other departments. Be a generalist, not a specialist. See things outside of your
area and learn how all the pieces
come together.

Before arriving at the conference,
write down what your goals are during the conference (questions that
you need answered, brainstorming
with other colleges on how they handle situations, or meeting and networking so you meet colleagues that
you can call upon when needed).
During the conference, make sure
you refer to your goals and are going
to appropriate sessions and talking with people. But most importantly, keep the momentum after
the conference!

Volunteer to serve on a committee or at a conference. NACAS
makes it easy to begin networking
with other auxiliary professionals
and the more people you know, and
the more experience you get in the
world of auxiliary services, the better off you will be. Not to mention,
they're a fun group of people.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of College Services - Summer 2017

Opening Remarks: Presidential Perspective
Future-proofing your organization’s leadership
Perspectives on strong campus housing partnerships from both sides of the table
Achieving institutional excellence through collaborative sustainability efforts
New partners for new ventures
Corporate Partnerships: Focus on university partnership
Partnerships and possibilities: Working together to bring a food truck to campus
What vendors wish we knew
Partnerships key to addressing food insecurity at WSU
Student Author Contest winners
Partnership at its core: Arizona State University's Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the Downtown YMCA
In Closing Executive Summary
Professional Development Calendar
Advertisers Index/Advertisers.com
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Opening Remarks: Presidential Perspective
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Future-proofing your organization’s leadership
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Perspectives on strong campus housing partnerships from both sides of the table
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Achieving institutional excellence through collaborative sustainability efforts
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College Services - Summer 2017 - New partners for new ventures
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Corporate Partnerships: Focus on university partnership
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Partnerships and possibilities: Working together to bring a food truck to campus
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College Services - Summer 2017 - What vendors wish we knew
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Partnerships key to addressing food insecurity at WSU
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Student Author Contest winners
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Partnership at its core: Arizona State University's Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the Downtown YMCA
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College Services - Summer 2017 - In Closing Executive Summary
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College Services - Summer 2017 - Professional Development Calendar
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