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Manchester University chooses Sodexo as new dining partner 

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University has chosen a food service company dedicated to improving the student experience, providing healthy meals using scratch cooking, and using locally sourced ingredients from Indiana farms and fisheries.

SodexoSodexo, which begins June 1 at the North Manchester campus, provides food service, catering and facilities management to more than 600 universities, colleges and independent schools in the United States.
“Sodexo will update Manchester’s residential dining commons, niche retail dining spaces and catering services,” said Alexis Young, senior director of auxiliary services. “We are impressed by their forward vision that includes building a world-class dining program that is focused on students.”

The company is chef-driven, she said, meaning that menus will be tailored for the North Manchester campus. 

Members of the Manchester community, including students, faculty and staff, served on the search committee. The process began in August.

The University’s contract with Chartwells ends May 31. Current food service employees will have an opportunity to stay.

Other Indiana schools currently using Sodexo as their dining provider include Grace College, Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, University of Southern Indiana and Indiana State University. 

About Manchester University

Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. A leading health science educator in northeast Indiana, it offers more than 70 areas of study, with a rich undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, two master's programs (athletic training and pharmacogenomics), a doctorate in pharmacy, a dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics, and customized corporate education programs. Its campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., serve nearly 1,600 students. Learn more at www.manchester.edu.

About Sodexo
With nearly 50 years of experience, Sodexo focuses on improving the student experience through integrated services that promote and enhance quality of life. For more information and to learn more about Sodexo's commitment to quality of life on campus, visit the Sodexo Universities page.

March 2019