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David ter Kuile, new Executive Director

Posted by on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized.

Vanderbilt Campus Dining Announces New Executive Director


Nashville, TN, May, 2017 David ter Kuile, an accomplished leader with 19 years of experience in multiple sectors of the food service industry, has been named Executive Director of Campus Dining.  David will lead the award-winning Campus Dining program, which includes 21 campus locations, 42 managers and a staff of 280.

David formerly served as Resident District Manager overseeing dining operations at Southern Methodist University.  Prior to that, he served as Senior Director of Dining at High Point University and his professional background includes entrepreneurship, as well as food service operations.

“David brings extensive food service experience and a proven record of visionary leadership.  As Vanderbilt looks toward the expansion of dining in residential colleges, we are fortunate to have a collaborative, innovative leader at the helm“, said Laura Nairon, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services.  “David has a strong commitment to professional development, training and mentorship programs which will benefit the staff and management of Campus Dining and support our goals for providing pathways for professional growth.”

“Dining together is a cornerstone of campus community and Vanderbilt’s commitment to including dining in residential colleges underscores its importance in campus life,” said ter Kuile.  “I look forward to engaging with students, student groups, the student-led Dining Advisory Council and with colleagues across the university.”