During the pandemic, University Dining developed: contactless ordering and delivery service for those in quarantine and isolation; TRANSACT, a mobile ordering application that allowed guests to order meals from their favorite venues and skip socially distanced lines; and a process of warehousing items to balance food shortages.
University Dining has received a gold and two silver awards from the National Association of College and University Food Services. In a recent student employee satisfaction survey, students rated Dining Service’s full-time staff 100% helpful and friendly.
“Daily, the staff creates a space not only where students are nourished but where they can thrive in meeting their personal and professional goals. Consistently, they work to ensure that students are well-fed and that exemplary service is paramount in all their interactions,” Scott said.
Among the nominees for System award was Cally Henderson, UW-Stout training and development coordinator with Human Resources.
The University Staff Excellence Program Awards, in their third year, are part of a group of Regents awards, including for teaching, academic staff and diversity.