November 2018
Executive Commentary
Technology Versus Tradition: How to strike the right balance on campus
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East, Sodexo North America

The world is increasingly driven by technology. Certainly, university and college campuses are no exception. A whopping one billion more digital-native millennial students will emerge worldwide over the next 20 years, predicts IBIS Capital/Ed Tech Global 2016. (more…)

Executive Commentary
Is She a Student or Customer?
Satya-Christophe Menard
Satya-Christophe Menard
CEO Schools and Universities Worldwide at Sodexo

The first rule of business is to know your customer. For those of us in the higher education community, this would be an easy question, right?

Our “customers” are generally 18-25-year-olds, recent high school graduates who feel fortunate to receive guidance on how to expand their horizons and launch their careers. (more…)

Schools
5 Ways Schools Can Build Community Wealth
B.J. Mandelstam
B.J. Mandelstam
Vice President, Business Development for Schools EPA-trained Master of Indoor Air Quality Sodexo

How can your school become an anchor institution to help build wealth in your community? What does an anchor institution look like? An anchor institution helps build wealth by driving economic activity, local development and revitalization efforts for their communities. (more…)

Health & Wellbeing
Holiday Food Traditions from Around the World
Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN
Afaf Qasem, MS, RDN, LDN
Community Wellness Dietitian Sodexo at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

The United States is known for being the world’s melting pot, where diverse cultures and religions from all over the world live together. The authentic ingredients and spices I share below are ones that various cultures cook with during the holiday season. (more…)