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Campus Auxiliary Services at home at New Paltz

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The Campus Auxiliary Services staff provides goods and services, such as food service and laundry machines, to enrich the daily lives of the campus community. Seen here is (back row, l-r) Steve Deutsch, Janet Cosh, Kevin Paige, Bruce DuBois, (front row, l-r), June Pott, Evelyn Gezo and Lisa Montgomery.

Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) Inc. is technically a separate entity, but its goals reflect a deep connection to the New Paltz campus.

The non-profit organization contracts with the college to provide such services as dining, vending, bookstore and conference planning.

Steve Deutsch, executive director of CAS, said the organization returns all proceeds made from the sales of their goods back to the campus in the form of programming, renovations and scholarships.

"Every cent of profit we make on campus goes right back to the campus," said Deutsch.

Deutsch said that CAS gives out approximately $250,000 a year to fund campus programming. Last year, most of the profit collected from the residence hall laundry machines - more than $40,000 - was presented to resident assistants for programming initiatives. He added that CAS also contributes approximately $50,000 in direct scholarships, internship stipends and individual grants to the college.

CAS also donates approximately $1 million a year in renovations, according to Bruce DuBois, assistant director and controller of CAS. In the past six years, CAS has renovated Hasbrouck Dining Hall and the food court in the Student Union Building, now known as the Hawks Nest.

Deutsch said that the approximately 400 employees who work for CAS or the agencies that CAS oversees - such as Follett Higher Education Group, which runs the Campus Bookstore - all feel and are treated like they are employees of the campus.

CAS employs 10 full-time people, including Deutsch; DuBois; Janet Cosh, executive secretary; Lisa Montgomery, accounts receivable; Kevin Paige, marketing manager; and June Pott, accounts manager.

Also, under the umbrella of CAS are the campuss conference services and dietician services.

Conference services are provided by the Office of Auxiliary Services run by Christine Waldo-Klinger. Also included in the CAS family is campus dietician Evelyn Gezo. Other services include ID/Meal plan, residence services, cable television and vending machines.

Deutsch said there are approximately 20 students working for CAS each semester. He also said there are approximately 150 fulltime and 200 student employees working with the companies CAS contracts with. The organization also works closely with a board of directors comprised of New Paltz faculty, staff and students. The board sets policy for the CAS corporation, evaluation of services, capital improvements, new services, program fund allocations and other issues.

For more information, call x3370 or visit their Web site. .