Ashland University Director Earns CASP Certification

Ashland University Director Earns CASP Certification

1/6/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Matthew Portner, director of auxiliary services at Ashland University, has earned the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional (CASP) designation from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education.

“I want to personally extend my congratulations to Matthew,” said Dr. Eleanor Mower, interim CEO of NACAS. “CASP is the premier designation for higher education auxiliary and ancillary services. It demonstrates that the recipients meet an advanced standard of expertise and are among the best and the brightest of our industry.”

CASP is a four-year certification for aspiring Auxiliary Services professionals. It is the only certification that demonstrates recipients have met a high standard of excellence, as defined by experts in the industry, and that they have the skills necessary to be a director of auxiliary services.

Founded in 2009, CASP affirms the recipient’s expertise in Management, Leadership, Marketing, Student Development and Operations. Funding for this program is provided by the NACAS Education Foundation through the generous support of many individuals, the NACAS regions, Barnes and Noble College, and American Campus Communities.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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