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Help assess affordable campus food service

September 04, 2012

When I arrived at Lewis & Clark, I heard many wonderful things about the institution—our beautiful campus, outstanding faculty, and passionate students. I also heard many comments about our food service.

I firmly believe that feedback helps us to grow and improve as an institution. And I want to hear what you think. That’s why on September 18-20, a consultant will be on campus to conduct meetings and gather information with the goal of refining our food service and finding the best value for our students, faculty, and staff.

You are welcome to join in the conversation on Tuesday, September 18 at 4 p.m., in Council Chamber.

As you know, Lewis & Clark has enjoyed a positive and long-term relationship with Bon Appetit, which has provided outstanding service and high quality food for our students and campus community members for 22 years. But, in listening to your comments, I felt it was time to revisit the partnership to ensure that we have the most cost efficient plan in place.

Over the last few months, a small team met to identify affordable options. This group recommended that retaining an independent consultant who specializes in higher education food service assessments would be in the College’s best interest.

In order to be able to accurately prepare the 2013-14 operating budget, my goal is to have the results of the consultation submitted to President Glassner in early October for his consideration of next steps. As we move through this process, please do not hesitate to provide feedback to me or any of the steering committee members listed below.

  • George Battistel, associate vice president for finance
  • Jeffrey Feld-Gore, associate dean of students
  • Anna Gonzalez, dean of students
  • David Kelley, assistant dean of administrative affairs, law school
  • Andrew McPheeters, director of alumni and parent programs
  • Hannah Olson ’14, community relations coordinator for the Associated Students of Lewis & Clark (ASLC)
  • Lisa Pogue, director of administrative services
  • Gary Reiness, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of biology
  • Carl Vance, vice president for business and finance

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this process. I appreciate all of the feedback that I’ve already received and will receive in the coming weeks.

Anna Gonzalez