Chris Clifford is the Associate Vice President for Business Services for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center. UAB is the state of Alabama's largest employer with 23,000 employees and 18,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Business Services includes The UAB Educational Foundation and 19 business service units that support UAB, including Real Estate Operations, Parking and Transportation Services, Physical Security, Bartow Arena Operations, and Print & Mail Services.

Clifford came to UAB after serving as chief financial officer for West Virginia University at Parkersburg.  Prior to that, he was senior associate vice president for finance at Ohio University and director of budget and finance at Mississippi State University.

Before starting his career in higher education, Clifford worked for 10 years in progressively responsible finance positions with ExxonMobil, including a three-year international assignment as the finance manager for ExxonMobil in Hong Kong.  Clifford began his career as a financial audit professional at Ernst & Young in New York.

Clifford received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Mississippi State University and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.  He is also a certified public accountant.

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NACAS Announces Chris Clifford Has Earned The CASP Certification

Charlottesville, VA (July 19, 2013) – NACAS, the largest auxiliary services support organization serving higher education, is pleased to announce that Chris Clifford, Associate Vice President for Business Services for the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has recently earned the CASP designation.

“Over the last six months, we have seen strong growth in applicants, designees, and institutional support,” said Ron Campbell, CEO of NACAS. “CASP is continuing to establish itself as the premier auxiliary service certification in higher education. I am extremely pleased to congratulate Chris."

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, Barnes & Noble College, and American Campus Communities.

“CASP is an outstanding, intentionally devised program which provides an objective certification of an individual’s qualifications,” said Certification Commission Chair Dr. Jeff Pittman. “Perhaps of equal importance is the personalized professional development it contributes in supporting career advancement. Congratulations to this class for earning this honor.”

NACAS (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 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.
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About NACAS Education Foundation
NACAS Education Foundation is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) corporation formed to support and promote the auxiliary and ancillary services profession through NACAS.  Through the support of members and business partners, the NACAS Education Foundation funds professional development programs, research, scholarships, and the CASP certification.
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