student services
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…)

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…)

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…)

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
The importance of Environment Higher Education
Rob Hailey
Rob Hailey
Senior Associate Vice President,
University Services,
Tulane University

Shifting global trends have had a significant impact on the business, economic and political landscapes—and the academic world is not immune. (more…)