Catherine Chambers, printing services manager at Virginia Tech, recently earned the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional designation from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education.

The Certified Auxiliary Services Professional designation 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. 

Founded in 2009, Certified Auxiliary Services Professional affirms the recipient’s expertise in management, leadership, marketing, student development, and operations.

Chambers is responsible for the university’s lithographic plant, two digital print centers, and a fleet of 675 multi-function devices.

"We are pleased to recognize Catherine's achievements and her continued commitment to providing excellent leadership to our printing services department," said Lisa Wilkes, assistant vice president for business services.

Chambers serves on the board of directors for the Association of College and University Printers. She received her master’s degree in higher education administration and is in the proposal defense stage of her doctoral studies in the same program at Penn State University. 

National Association of College Auxiliary Services, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is a nonprofit higher education association serving auxiliary services, student support services, and ancillary services professionals at four year and two year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and Asia. NACAS provides extensive opportunities for members to share ideas, develop business solutions, enhance programs and revenues, and develop meaningful professional relationships.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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