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A Message to the Campus on Auxiliary Services

July 1, 2019

A Message from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration:

As we begin the new fiscal year, we want to share with you an exciting organization update to restructure the existing auxiliary organizations. This has been a multi-division decision that allows our campus to fully realize our operational and fiscal goals without sacrificing our commitment to student life and residence education. This decision has been over a year in the making and builds upon the strategic partnership between the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) and the Department of Auxiliaries and Fiscal Innovation (AFI) within the Division of Finance and Administration (DFA).

Organizational Changes

Alan CokerIn the new structure, the directors of Housing, Dining, Bookstore, and the Conference Center will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor of AFI, Alan Coker, effective July 1, 2019. 

A new position, Residence Life Director, will take charge of responsibilities related to residence life and residence education. This director will report to Martin Reed, who is moving into the role of Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Life and Residence Education. In this new position, Martin will remain in DSA and also oversee major initiatives related to student life, including global food initiatives, sustainability programs, and programs for parents and families. 

Auxiliary Services will be rebranded under AFI. This new organizational structure will better serve our students and the university by allowing critical work to be the responsibility of leaders who have specific and focused expertise in the respective areas. 

Martin ReedAn Opportunity to Meet

Over the past months, Alan and Martin have met with direct reports to communicate the transition. To further help the teams who serve our campus community, we will host a meeting with our Auxiliary Services teams at10 a.m. July 19 in the Pavilion to answer any questions our people might have. We look forward to seeing you there!

We firmly believe this new operating model will allow us to grow the health of our auxiliary enterprises by improving customer satisfaction and loyalty for our services, while also protecting and supporting student life and residence education. Please join us in congratulating Alan and Martin in their new responsibilities as we continue to serve our students and our campus.