MACON – NACCU, the National Association of Campus Card Users, recently presented Mercer University Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services Ken Boyer with the prestigious J. Paul Melanson Award.
The award is named in honor of one of the founders of NACCU and is presented to members who have spurred the growth of the campus card industry, been pioneers in campus cards, significantly and freely helped NACCU members to implement or advance systems on their campuses, or been instrumental in the growth and stability of NACCU.
Nominees and recipients are identified by the NACCU Board of Directors at its discretion. Boyer’s selection for this honor marks only the ninth time the award has been presented since NACCU was founded in 1993.
“When the Board gathered to discuss the award this year, multiple Board members submitted Ken’s name. He is a pillar of the NACCU community, always stepping up to work with new initiatives and supporting all things NACCU. He continues to be the strong servant leader who puts everyone else in a positive light, encouraging growth for others. Not only has he served on numerous NACCU committees, on the Board of Directors and as NACCU President, he recently served as Conference Committee Chair for the virtual NACCU 2021 Annual Conference,” read a release from NACCU announcing the award.
“Ironically, I attended my first NACCU conference in 1996, the same year that this award was presented to Mr. Melanson in honor of his many contributions to the association and industry that live on today. I was in awe then and remain in awe as our association continues to thrive and grow over the years. I am so thankful to the previous recipients of this award and am so honored to be in their company,” said Boyer.
Boyer is currently in his 29th year with Mercer and has served as the University’s associate vice president for auxiliary services since January 2008.
NACCU provides members access to a network of campus identification and transaction system resources to integrate and streamline campus operations, and enhance the student experience. NACCU’s mission is to advance the position of higher education transaction and identity systems through professional development and leadership opportunities for its members to stay current in an ever-changing environment.