March 3—Nona Golledge, director of KU Dining Services, is the FSD of the Year for 2010. Golledge was honored for her achievement at FoodService Director’s 9th annual MenuDirections conference, held Feb. 27-March 1 in New Orleans.
Golledge was profiled as FoodService Director of the Month in the January 2010 issue of FoodService Director. The FSD of the Year is voted on by the 12 FSDs of the Month from 2009, the magazine’s editorial staff and advisory board.
“Being selected as FoodService Director of the Year is a quite an honor not only on a personal level but also for KU Dining Services,” Golledge said. “It is difficult to express in words the sense of pride I feel for the KU Dining team. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to the strategic plan are unparalleled. This prestigious recognition puts an exclamation point behind the team’s exceptional service to the campus community.
I'd like to congratulate the 11 FoodService Directors of the Month; all are outstanding professionals and should be proud of their accomplishments. It is obvious each strives for excellence in their operation and has a passion for being innovators in the industry. My hat is off to each of them. Being selected as the FoodService Director of the Year from among this esteemed group of colleagues is indeed an honor. I'm extremely grateful for the recognition.”
Golledge was recognized for several major accomplishments, including managing the merger of retail and residential dining into one department and spearheading the department’s sustainability initiatives, which were recognized by KU’s Center for Sustainability with a Campus Leader award. Golledge also was recognized for fostering employee recognition through the Showtime program and maintaining department initiatives, such as a new local and organic concept, while still finding ways to save money.
Janet Paul Rice, current NACUFS president, said of Golledge: “I admire Nona’s levelheadedness and logical nature. When dealing with complicated issues, Nona carefully considers the salient factors and reaches sound decisions. I greatly admire her calmness and composure. Moreover, she has a fabulous sense of humor. It doesn’t get much better than capable and funny, and Nona is both.”