Fall Regional Director Message


Lisa Krausman
       Midwest Regional Director
 University of Northern Iowa


Welcome and thank you for visiting our web site.  By now most of us have been working through the excitement that accompanies fall on our campuses and settling into this school year.  As I network and speak with other colleagues, it seems like one commonality that can always be found is that there is never a dull moment in our jobs.  One of the greatest benefits to NACUFS is getting to meet other colleagues and network, so when you have challenges or issues it is always great to know there are others you can talk to that can help you solve your challenges.

I am honored to serve in the capacity of the Regional Director of the Midwest Region I would like to take a moment to introduce to you to the other members of the Midwest Regional Council.  

*  Camille Korenek, Regional Director-Elect, Kansas State University

*  Janet Adams, Membership Committee Member, University of Central Missouri

*  Ronnae Smiley, Education Committee Member, University of Michigan - Michigan Dining

Currently, there is an opening for a competent Marketing Committee Member.  If you have any stories to submit for the e-newlsetter, please submit these at www.NACUFS.org/Institutionnews

Regional conference registration is open on the NACUFS website and University of Wisconsin - Madison has been making preparations to host the 2018 NACUFS Midwest Regional Conference on March 25th - March 27th.  I can't wait to see the beautiful campus and great educational speakers they have lined up for the conference.

However, you don't have to wait until March to attend educational programming.  The fall webinar series will be conducted in October and November with great topics such as Working with Students to Deliver Catering Excellence Across Campus;  The Modern Consumer; Understanding Tomorrow's Tastemakers Today, and Food and Religion Practices on Your Campus.

Soon there will be an open call for nominations.  If you feel you want to volunteer to do more for the organization, this is a great way to get involved.  Additionally, if you know someone that you think would be a great leader for our organization, please nominate them. 

We will soon be looking for volunteers to be part of the 2020 Midwest Regional Conference planning team. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering for this exciting opportunity. 

Thank you again for the opportunity to serve NACUFS as your Midwest regional director and I welcome your continued thoughts and feedback.  If you have questions about any of the items mentioned above, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Lisa Krausman, RD, LD
Purchasing Manager, Administrative Dietitian
University of Northern Iowa