University of Kentucky to pursue public-private partnership for dining services

Aramark is currently the top interest in the partnership.

LEXINGTON, Ky.—After studying the situation for more than a year, UK officials are ready to move ahead with a plan to privatize on campus dining services.

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto Friday said contract negotiations are beginning with Aramark to create a “public-private partnership for dining that has the potential to transform this vital service for our students and the larger community we serve.”

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