Chartwells named as CUMU Premier Conference Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Chartwells has been confirmed as the 2016 CUMU Conference Premier Sponsor. Thanks to their financial support, CUMU members from around the country will be able to join together to share best practices, discuss challenges, and develop collaborative networks to improve our institutions and communities.

Chartwells is the recognized leader in contract foodservice management, hospitality, and award-winning guest services within 270 college and university dining environments throughout academic institutions across the U.S. “We are excited to support the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities at this year’s annual conference. Our shared vision of supporting our local communities, makes this partnership a natural fit. With over 50 schools in metropolitan areas, we take pride in our flexible menu approach, which allows us to support the local community by offering local and regionally sourced foods products to our campus partners in addition to educating our students on meaningful sustainability practices,” said Lisa McEuen, CEO Chartwells Higher Education.

“CUMU is about building bridges so that we are better able to enhance the communities that we serve. In this light we look to partner with organizations that align with our mission and couldn’t be more excited that Chartwells has stepped us our Premier Sponsor.  We are appreciative of Chartwell’s support and excited to work together to bring our members a fantastic conference,” said Richard Guarasci, President, CUMU; President, Wagner College.

CUMU’s Annual Conference is the largest nationwide meeting of leaders from urban and metropolitan based universities and colleges. The conference draws a diverse attendance of college presidents and chancellors, senior academic and business leaders, faculty, center directors, community partners, K-12 leaders, and policy makers.

The 22nd Annual CUMU Conference: Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities will be held in Washington, DC, October 23–25, 2016.