Magazine: 2014 Summer College Services

Presidential Perspective: The business case for inclusion 
and diversity

Jean Kwaterski, CASP | June 2, 2014
The weather seems to be a highlight of everyone’s conversation this winter. As I write this in early April, we just had another round of snow in Wisconsin. Read more

Lyn Heward on inclusive excellence

Fiona Soltes | June 2, 2014
Former director of creation for Cirque du Soleil shares keys for encouraging diversity and inclusion. Read more

Web design for inclusive excellence

Olabisi “Bisi” Ladeji Okubadejo | June 2, 2014
The ability to surf the web easily is taken for granted by many. However, for persons who are blind or have low vision, are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have mobility impairments that affect their ability to use a mouse, many web pages are accessible only if institutions have made a deliberate decision to provide equal access to persons with disabilities. Read more

Planning for inclusive conferences

Rebecca Flintoft, CASP | June 2, 2014
Whether you are on the host committee for a regional or national conference, or you provide conference services on your campus, the choices you make in the planning process can significantly impact the inclusiveness of the conference. Read more

Supporting and integrating international students into the academic community

Dr. JoAnn McCarthy | June 2, 2014
Hundreds of thousands of students from outside the U.S. stepped on to American college campuses this school year. In the 2012/2013 school year, the international student population at U.S. institutions was 819,644, according to the Institute of International Education. Each year these students face myriad new experiences and challenges as they adjust to cultural differences, both inside and outside of the classroom. Read more

An experience to dine for

Laura Green | June 2, 2014
Laura Green is the winner of the 2014 NACAS College Services Student Feature Article Contest, sponsored by Sodexo. Students were asked to submit articles on the topic of “How Auxiliary Services Has Influenced My College Experience.” Here is Green’s winning essay. Read more

NACAS Business Partner of the Year

Julie Ahlgren | June 2, 2014
The Outstanding Business Partner of the Year Award is bestowed each year upon the company with the greatest demonstrated commitment to excellence and contributions to institutional success. NACAS selected Einstein Noah Restaurant Group as the 2013 winner. Read more

Get to Know: Christopher Bradie, Ed.D.

Melanie Sposa | June 2, 2014
Meet Christopher Bradie, associate vice president, Business Services, University of Pennsylvania and At-Large Member of the NACAS Board of Directors. Read more

2014 Mereese Ladson 
Diversity Scholarship winners

Julie Ahlgren | June 2, 2014
NACAS would like to congratulate the winners of the 2014 Mereese Ladson Diversity Scholarship. Two winners were awarded the honor this year: André R. Davis, director, Parking and Transportation Services, The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB); and Enrique (Rick) Torres, university program manager, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte. Read more

The NACAS Inclusive Excellence Committee 
pushes forward with Association goals in mind

Rita LaRue, CASP | June 2, 2014
It is the mission of the Inclusive Excellence Committee to be an advocate for the integration of inclusivity and diversity practices throughout NACAS. The committee focuses on developing strategies to recruit and retain a more diverse institutional and business partner membership, facilitates inclusion activities both within NACAS and with colleague organizations, and collects data to assess progress. Read more

Executive Summary: The ways to lead and the stories we need to hear

Ron Campbell, CASP | June 2, 2014
The opportunity sometimes presents itself to tell a story that captures the full energy and attention of an audience. Within that story are personal moments or insights that allow the storyteller to make the story more real, more unique, more useful. And if we listen closely enough, we will learn something that will inspire us to be better leaders. Read more