Meet Your NACCU Board of Directors: Ken Boyer
This is the latest installment of the NACCU series highlighting our association volunteers. NACCU provides programs and services to our members, many which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers. The leaders on our Board are deeply committed to NACCU and to continuing to advance our association to meet the needs of our members.
Campus Card Information:
Name: Ken Boyer
School: Mercer University
Professional Role: Associate Vice President, Mercer University Auxiliary Services
Board Role(s): President, NACCU Board of Directors
What did you do before you worked in the campus card industry?
Worked in Residence Life as the Assistant Director for Residential Facilities.
When you tell your friends/family that you serve on the board for NACCU, what do they say or ask?
Congratulations! That’s great...what do you all do?
Where was the first NACCU conference you attended?
1996 Orlando, FL
What was your first NACCU volunteer position?
The Atlanta (2007) Conference Host Committee
What is a hobby that you have that may surprise NACCU members?
I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as skiing (snow and water), fishing, water sports. etc. I really enjoy coaching youth sports.
What would you say to someone who is considering volunteering with NACCU?
The skills that you learn will be invaluable to you both professionally and personally.You will have the opportunity to open up to ideas and opportunities that will help you thrive.
What impact has serving on the NACCU Board made on you, personally and professionally?
Campus cards, transaction systems, and student service have become a lifelong passion and have been key to my career growth over the last 25 years.
A big responsibility of being a part of an association such as NACCU is service to the community. Serving on the board, for me, has been about raising awareness of the association. As a result, I have had the opportunity to connect with members from a variety of institutions and industries. My hope is this will help support and cultivate the next generation of NACCU leaders, which will help ensure the sustainability of our association.
While being a board member can certainly help you grow your network, the real impact and change comes when you do hands-on work, specifically by helping other members reach important goals. Through this work and by serving on the NACCU board, I have not only expanded my network but have picked up new skills, ideas, and opportunities that continue to impact the work I do daily on my campus.