Colorado State University names new residential dining services director

Elizabeth Poore will provide strategic direction for the department.

Elizabeth Poore has been named director of residential dining services at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, effective immediately. As director, Poore will provide strategic direction for the department while directing the operational, financial, marketing, facilities and personnel functions of the campus’ six dining centers as well as the department bakeshop, two express venues, warehouse and catering operations, according to the university’s announcement.

“First and foremost, I want our customers to be genuinely happy,” Poore states in the release. “As food costs continue to rise it will be important to balance affordability and value while maintaining a high quality product. I have no doubt that we can accomplish this by fostering innovation through exchanging ideas and working closely with campus partners at CSU and partner institutions across the nation.”

Poore is a 30-year veteran of Ball State University, in Muncie, Ind., where she served as assistant director for operations for university dining in her latest role, supervising the manager of training, executive chef, wellness nutritionist, two general managers and five unit managers. “We are incredibly pleased to welcome Elizabeth to Colorado State University,” Jim Dolak, executive director of housing and dining services said in the release. “Her unique ability to empower those around her will allow her to build a passionate team able to meet the challenges of the next decade and beyond. We have no doubt that she will excel in this role.”

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