Universities
Adding Community Development to Your Campus’s Strategic Plan
Satya-Christophe Menard
Satya-Christophe Menard
CEO Schools and Universities Worldwide at Sodexo

While higher education has a long-held tradition of educating students in the liberal arts, some institutions now find themselves struggling for relevance and even survival in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Expanding the selection of majors they offer is a good move. Many colleges are also leveraging their location in or proximity to cities to engage more fully with the myriad experiences and resources that proximity can provide to students.

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Sustainability
Sustainability Champions Are Younger Than You Think
Satya-Christophe Menard
Satya-Christophe Menard
CEO Schools and Universities Worldwide at Sodexo

I feel like I just returned from the future. It was actually a trip to visit clients, teams and partners in Asia, but there were elements of campus life at primary and secondary schools that, I think, are harbingers of things to come worldwide.

This is good news, because at the forefront was sustainability. (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…)

Executive Commentary
Student Success? Start with the Stomach
Satya-Christophe Menard
Satya-Christophe Menard
CEO Schools and Universities Worldwide at Sodexo

A few years ago, my wife and I sent our oldest abroad to high school. We were all equally nervous. This was a boy for whom we had cared, worried over and fed for 18 years. Yet, suddenly, he was supposed to do it all himself? (more…)