University Food Committee

About the University Food Committee

The purpose of the University Food Committee is to evaluate the effectiveness of food services on all of Grand Valley State University's campuses through student, faculty, staff, and administrative representation.

In its inaugural year, the primary focus will be on current food service at Grand Valley. The group will explore other possible options through the use of student surveys and dialogue in committee meetings. 

Membership

The University Food Committee is comprised of 17 members - 9 student representatives and 8 faculty/staff representatives. The committee is co-chaired by Aaron Haight and Kyle Gineman.

Department/Organization

Representative

Selection

2021-2022 Appointed Member

Student Senate

Student

Student Senate appointment

Bianca Munoz

Student Body

Student

Student Senate appointment

Allison Griffin

Food Service Student Employee

Student

Student Senate appointment

Kimberly Quinn

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Student

RHA appointment

Kylie Ohrt

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Student

GSA appointment

Ty Krueger

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

Student

CAB appointment

Jay Chapa

Greek Life Board (GLB)

Student

GLB appointment

Eldon Pearson (acting)

Hospitality & Tourism Management (HTM)

Student

CCPS Dean appointment

Sam Asoklis

Applied Food & Nutrition

Student

CHP Dean appointment

Lauren Carlisi

Housing & Residence Life

Faculty/Staff

Dean of Students appointment

Kristen Evans

Faculty

Faculty/Staff

University Academic Senate appointment

Felix Ngassa

Faculty

Faculty/Staff

CCPS/CHP/KCoN, CoE (downtown) Deans appointment

Libby MacQuillan

Academic Affairs

Faculty/Staff

Provost and EVP appointment

Suzeanne Benet

Social Justice Centers

Faculty/Staff

Inclusion and Equity VP appointment

Leah Short

Enrollment Development

Faculty/Staff

ED & EO VP appointment

V'Lecea Hunter

Aramark Management

Faculty/Staff

Aramark Manager

Paul Kramer

GVSU Auxiliaries 

Faculty/Staff

GVSU Auxiliaries Manager

Doug Wentworth

UFC Focus Area Subgroups

The University Food Committee determined four areas of concentration: 

•  Accessibility/Options   •  Food Insecurity   •  Staffing Crisis   •  Third-Party Contracts

Committees members chose focus areas and are assigned to subgroups.

Subgroup: Accessibility/Options

Purpose: To better understand what options exist on campus for students with special dietary needs and find ways to increase accessibility of these options through better promotion and communication to students.

Members: Sam Asoklis, Suzeanne Benet, Lauren Carlisi, Libby MacQuillan, Kylie Ohrt

Subgroup: Food Insecurity

Purpose: To investigate and act upon ways that we can address the needs of students who face insecurity, through collecting data from our current resources and evaluating the effectiveness of new resources.

Members: Bianca Munoz, Kyle Gineman, Leah Short, Doug Wentworth

Subgroup: Staffing Crisis

Purpose: To identify barriers to student and professional employment in Campus Dining and propose strategies to increase the recruitment, hiring, and retention of Campus Dining employees.

Members: Jay Chapa, Kristen Evans, V'Lecea Hunter, Paul Kramer, Kimberly Quinn

Subgroup: Third-Party Contracts

Purpose: To examine the University's process for selection of third-party vendors, to ensure selections are made with transparency, student input, and in alignment with University values.

Members: Aaron Haight, Allison Griffin, Ty Krueger, Felix Ngassa, Eldon Pearson

Meetings

Meetings are held monthly on Fridays at 1:00pm in the Kirkhof Center with a remote option available to appointed members by request. 

Meeting Date & Time

Meeting Location

Minutes

Friday, October 29 @ 1pm

KC 2266

University Food Committee Minutes 10-29-21

Friday, November 12 @ 1pm

KC 2270

University Food Committee Minutes 11-12-21

Friday, December 3 @ 2pm (changed for VPSA candidate presentation)

Zoom

University Food Committee Minutes 12-3-21

Friday, January 28 @ 1pm

Zoom

University Food Committee Minutes 1-28-22

Friday, February 25 @ 1pm

KC 2270

University Food Committee Minutes 2-25-22

Friday, March 25 @ 1pm

Zoom

University Food Committee Minutes 3-25-22

Friday, April 22 @ 1pm

KC 2215/2216

University Food Committee Minutes 4-22-22



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