NACAS Announces Emily Messa Has Earned the CASP Certification.


Charlottesville, VA (December 3, 2019) – NACAS, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education, is pleased to announce that Emily Messa, CASP, Associate VC/VP, Administration at University of Houston, has earned the CASP designation.

“Congratulations to Emily for this impressive achievement,” said Kelsey Harmon Finn, CEO of NACAS. “CASP is the premier designation for higher education auxiliary and ancillary services. It demonstrates that the recipients have the skills necessary to be successful in our industry, meeting an advanced standard of expertise.”

CASP, Certified Auxiliary Services Professional, 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, and Barnes & Noble College.


NACAS (National Association of College Auxiliary Services), headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is a non-profit 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, and around the world. NACAS provides extensive opportunities for members to share ideas, develop business solutions, enhance programs and revenues, and develop meaningful professional relationships. For more information, visit:

About NACAS Foundation

NACAS Foundation is a non-profit, charitable 501©(3) corporation formed to support and promote the auxiliary services profession through NACAS. Through the support of members and business partners, the NACAS Foundation funds professional development programs, research, scholarships, and the CASP certification. For more information, visit: