February 2019
Diversity
Beyond Black History Month
Steve Dunmore
Steve Dunmore
CEO, K-12 Schools
Sodexo North America

As we close out this year’s recognition of Black History Month, I am thinking about my daughter and son. They both appreciate diversity and inclusion and are opened minded, and full of life. But I also fear, given the atmosphere in this country today, they may become jaded and discouraged. (more…)

Universities
Colleges’ Missions are Key to Regaining Confidence in Higher Education
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East, Sodexo North America

Higher education is the new healthcare—parents, students, politicians and the media question whether the cost justifies the results. As President J. Bradley Creed of Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, notes in “Creating Pathways to Opportunity and Service,” the latest chapter in Sodexo’s President to President series, most people agree on the need for higher education following high school, but confidence that a college degree can advance one’s career and lead to a better life is eroding. (more…)

Universities
From Admission to Graduation: Ensuring First-Generation Students Succeed on Campus
Barry Telford
Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West, Sodexo North America President, Sodexo Canada

For many, a university or college education is simply a pathway to an exciting career. But in the case of first-generation students, it represents so much more: hope, progress and most of all, courage. (more…)

Universities
Thoughtful Agility: Embracing Opportunity While Nurturing our Humanity
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East, Sodexo North America

We should have seen it coming, we really should. Popular culture has long been full of robots, from movies like Alien and The Terminator to the Transformers our children played with. We accepted their presence as the industry emerged, but few foresaw the full societal ramifications. Now their presence is a daily reality and a growing influence on how we live, work, and learn. (more…)