PHILIPPI, W.Va.—May 21, 2021—Dr. James “Tim” Barry, president of Alderson Broaddus University, has announced a continuing partnership with Sodexo Operations, LLC that includes a $2.5 million investment for the enhancement of the University’s food service operations and AB’s Campus Center.
With the signing of a new 16-year agreement, Sodexo will invest $1 million to renovate the Campus Center. This makeover will include constructing a new entrance to the cafeteria, refurbishing Crim Dining Room, updating the HVAC system, reconstructing the salad area and purchasing new tables and chairs.
A further $1.2 million will be invested over the next 16 years for additional food service upgrades.
Matt Wilcox, general manager of Sodexo Campus Services at AB, reiterated that the room will be able to comfortably seat 180 people and the furniture can be rearranged to accommodate special functions.
“Sodexo and AB have enjoyed a strong and valued partnership over the years,” said Stephen Miller, Sodexo vice president of operations – universities segment. “Sodexo is pleased to further that relationship with a 16-year extension of the dining service contract.”
As it has since 2017, Sodexo will continue to support the Alderson Broaddus scholarship fund with an annual $5 thousand donation.
According to President Barry, AB will make additional campus upgrades this summer. These include improvements to the Kemper-Redd Science Hall, the fountain in the Shearer Quadrangle, the Rex Pyles Arena and Memorial Coliseum, Priestly Residence Hall and the parking lots. All work, including the Sodexo funded improvements, will be completed before students arrive in August.