student living
Executive Commentary
How To Teach the 21st Century Student
Barry Telford
Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West, Sodexo North America President, Sodexo Canada

A casual observer might think educational success is an outcome of good teaching and a well-constructed curriculum. Many (including myself) in the education community know that those elements are a crucial parts of a massive landscape.

And, now more than ever, we know that students reach their potential when they are supported academically as well as personally by a community that fosters individual growth, independence and meaningful engagement.  (more…)

Universities
Creating Positive Student Experiences through an Innovative Housing Program at University of Greenwich — The Interview
Sodexo
Sodexo

Since 1996, Sodexo has provided housing services to more than 1,000 students living on two campuses at University of Greenwich on the outskirts of London. The program has been so successful that it became the model for our global Student Living offer, shaping the way we look at the student journey around the world.  (more…)

Universities
Creating College Experiences that Build Students’ Character while Strengthening the Community
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East, Sodexo North America

Making a significant difference requires courage, commitment and drive. It is those same principles that are inspiring the next generation of students at University of Detroit Mercy, a Catholic university founded in the Mercy and Jesuit traditions of community service and social justice. (more…)

Universities
University Presidents Share Perspectives on Student Success
Barry Telford
Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West, Sodexo North America President, Sodexo Canada

The 2016-2017 edition of President to President, titled “Integrated Approaches to Student Living and Campus Housing—Enhancing Quality of Life and Performance,” focused on issues, trends and opportunities related to campus life. University presidents from around the country shared their views and experiences on the relationship between life on campus and student success, comfort, and performance. Key takeaways included the importance of student living, diversity and inclusion on campus, safety & security, student retention and fostering resiliency. (more…)