Welcome to North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO) Founded in 2001, NAACO is a professional association of commencement officers from colleges and universities. The association offers continuing education, professional development, networking and leadership opportunities to commencement and graduation professionals who are primarily from Canada and the United States. Membership is open to post-secondary institutions of higher learning. NAACO is a volunteer organization led by a volunteer board that is elected by members. It is supported financially through membership dues and the generous support of industry leaders in commencement services. Our purpose is to provide a community structure for commencement professionals to exchange ideas, share traditions, explore new opportunities and connect with colleagues from around the world who share the monumental responsibility of producing commencement.