Welcome to Spring!  With our regional conference season drawing to a close I’ve been reflecting on what a great conference we had at the University of Northern Iowa.  I’ve also heard positive comments about other regional conferences. I know that some of our Midwest members attended other regionals.  While we missed our colleagues I’m pleased that our membership is embracing this concept of NACUFS without borders. I am excited about of future and the direction in which our association is moving. 

Speaking of the future, the nomination committee has been hard at work putting together a slate of candidates for our board of trustees.  I’m in awe of the complexity of this discernment process which involved several conference calls and interviews.  We had lively discussions to formulate question to evaluate the strengths of the candidates in relation to the desired competencies.  It was a competitive pool and all these foodservice professionals are a value to our association.  Its volunteers like these that will help NACUFS continue to thrive and be relevant.  I would encourage you to view the NACUFS membership video recently emailed out where several of our colleagues articulated the value of NACUFS.

Good luck wrapping up another academic school year.  I hope to see many of you in July at our National Conference as we continue to learn, share, and grow together!


Camille Korenek,

Midwest Regional Director