Magazine: 2015 Winter College Services

Presidential Perspective: Finding a leadership style that fits best.

Bill Redwine | December 2, 2015
Leadership styles vary wildly. Wikipedia defines leadership style as a leader’s style of providing direction, implementing plans and motivating people. Leadership styles come in a variety of forms that can be exhibited by leaders in the political, business, education, or other fields. Read more

Talk in action

Blake Hannon | December 2, 2015
Bill Redwine brings big personality and 
bold leadership as NACAS incoming president. Read more

Conference Review

Antonya English | December 2, 2015
Conference attendees get valuable lessons on leadership in changing times. Read more

Kelsey Harmon Finn 
takes over as NACAS CEO determined to make a global impact

David Jones | December 2, 2015
There are more than 2,800 miles between Berkeley, California and Charlottesville, Virginia. But after Kelsey Harmon Finn seriously thought over the offer to become the CEO of NACAS the job just seemed so much closer – so much like where she belonged. She accepted the position on Oct. 13 and almost immediately headed off with […] Read more

The leader’s role in changing culture

Dr. Jim Earle | December 2, 2015
Dr. Aretha Pigford, in the forward to Leonard Pellicer’s book, Caring Enough to Lead, describes leadership this way: “Authentic leaders are people who do what they do because of a genuine desire to make things better for others. The fact that a personal sacrifice might be required does not stop them. Simply stated, they care enough to lead.” Read more

Leadership sustainability 
in operations and practices

Sandy Smith | December 2, 2015
How Arizona State is making efforts to involve students and faculty in improving sustainability. Read more

Progressing as institutional leaders through deliberate engagement in student development and experiential learning

Dr. Jeffrey Pittman | December 2, 2015
From an operational standpoint, auxiliary services directors and staff members have been recognized as higher education professionals for many years. Campus service specialists have consistently handled the important work of providing a wide range of goods and services at colleges and universities. Read more

Collegiate bookstore planning

Michael J. Lopez | December 2, 2015
There is an ever-changing landscape of higher education administrators to deal with challenges for industry and collegiate bookstore leaders. When a bookstore is going to be built or remodeled, the planning team prepares information to effectively deliver exceptional results for branding, positioning, and marketing of the bookstore. Read more

How diversity in leadership sets the stage for success in campus auxiliaries

Sarah Murphy | December 2, 2015
“Rock on!” It’s a common phrase you’ll hear in the halls of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Business Services, located at the corner of Broad and Harrison in downtown Richmond, Virginia. The speaker, assistant vice president Diane Reynolds, is one to celebrate team successes – and in recent years, there hasn’t been a shortage of them in the modest, 17-employee department. Read more

In auxiliaries, there’s another 
important bottom line

Kim Adams | December 2, 2015
To remain relevant, auxiliaries are expected to contribute in ways significant to campus leaders. While traditionally financial, these contributions can be more than that. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has received the attention of campus leaders, and also from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) by showing that through on-campus student employment, auxiliaries can contribute to higher graduation and retention rates. Read more