University of Kentucky to privatize dining services

The university has a larger goal of adding new dining facilities on campus.

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The University of Kentucky plans to privatize its dining services, with the larger goal of bringing in millions of dollars for new dining facilities on campus, UK President Eli Capilouto announced Tuesday.

UK will begin negotiations with vendors immediately, Capilouto said.

"We have a very good dining operation and exemplary staff," Capilouto said. "That has never been in question and it shouldn't be now. But the most important question is, how do we ensure that we have the best possible service for all those we serve going forward — most significantly our students?"

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