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Meet the Team

Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) is the Universities largest Auxiliary, which means we are a self-contained entity that must generate funding for its services and facility costs, including construction and renovations. R&DE generates that funding primarily through room/board and rental payments. Other enterprises such as conferences, cafés, catering, a guest house, and concessions help maintain room and board and rental rates at reasonable levels for students.

R&DE Finance & Administration provides innovative and sound financial management, implements policies and procedures, provides strategic and long-range planning, and coordinates all aspects of vendor relationships. We have a fiscal responsibility requiring balance between services and finances, and we have a fiduciary responsibility to use resources in an efficient and effective manner.




R&DE Finance

The R&DE Finance team serves as the gatekeeper for R&DE’s operating budget. We provide accounting and financial management support, partner with operators to track and analyze benchmarks and metrics to enhance operational performance and efficiently allocate resources, and assist leadership with long-range and strategic planning. We manage policies and procedures to mitigate risk and ensure consistent application of business practices across R&DE divisions. We lead R&DE’s annual budgeting process and manage the annual room and board rate setting process.


R&DE Vendor Management & Contracts

The R&DE Vendor Management & Contracts team coordinates all aspects of vendor relationships including sourcing goods and services, assessing potential vendors, supporting small and diverse suppliers, negotiating contracts, purchasing goods and services and managing ongoing vendor relationships for all R&DE operations. We collaborate with operators to select the right vendor to meet business goals, save time and money, and mitigate risk. Our strong vendor relationships help reduce the risk of supply chain disruption and ensure the goods and services provided are delivered on time and to the expected standard.


Policies and Procedures

A collection of R&DE specific guidelines that govern workplace policies, procedures, and processes.