The National Association of College Auxiliary Services, a trade association that supports non-academic segments of higher education, such as food services, bookstores, housing and transportation, has appointed Diane Reynolds as assistant vice president of services to business at Virginia Commonwealth University, as the 2021 recipient of its Robert F. Newton Distinguished Service Award.
“I am so honored and touched by this recognition. I’ve been involved with NACAS since I started at VCU, ”Reynolds said in a press release. “It was a surprise and really a shock to me. It has been an honor to work with my colleagues, NACAS members, staff and business partners. I have made lifelong friendships, and they are people I rely on in difficult times when faced with dilemmas. Someone at NACAS has experienced a similar problem and is always ready to help.
The award is the organization’s most prestigious recognition of an individual who has rendered extraordinary and exceptional service to NACAS and the profession.
“Diane’s reputation precedes her,” said Matthew Marcial, CEO of NACAS. “From his first participation in the chairmanship of the board of directors [in 2016], she has shown exceptional service and leadership to NACAS members, students and VCU staff. Diane got involved with NACAS soon after starting her career and has truly rendered extraordinary service to NACAS, the ancillary service industry and higher education during her career. She epitomizes the description of the Robert F. Newton Distinguished Service Award.
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