Deanna Casterton, director of the Luther College bookshop, was named to the National Association of College Stores Foundation board of directors.
Casterton will serve on the board of the NACS Foundation for three years and just began her term this past March. She has worked at the bookstore since 1991 and became director of the bookstore in August 2011.
She has worked her entire professional career at Luther. A 1991 Luther graduate, she holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology.
The NACS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Association of College Stores. In 1982, a group of visionary industry leaders created the NACS Foundation, then known as the College Stores Research & Educational Foundation, to permanently endow education, professional development and program grants and research activities for the college store industry.
As a 501 (c)(3) public charity, the NACS Foundation provides valuable industry data through its research projects, funds the development and attendance at industry-specific educational programs along with sponsoring think tanks, symposia and forums to bring industry partners together to address critical industry challenges.
The NACS Foundation mission is to fund initiatives that support industry education programs and makes them available to a wide degree of professionals and enables research that addresses issues of fundamental importance to the college store industry.