North Dakota State University fills vacant director position

Starting April 7, Darren Peterson will oversee all dining services operations at the Fargo, N.D. campus.

On April 7, Darren Peterson will take the reigns as director of dining services at North Dakota State University. The position has been vacant since former director, Jack Donahue, retired last year.

Peterson will oversee approximately 150 faculty and 250 student staff working within the university dining services operations, including three dining centers, retail outlets and catering services. “I’ve built my career basically working within food service to this culmination, so the opportunity at North Dakota State University is way, way exciting,” Peterson told the NDSU Spectrum.

Previously, Peterson served as director of foodservice operation at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, Wash., and held a similar role at the University of South Dakota. According to the campus newspaper, “Peterson said he has lived in South Dakota and Nebraska most of his life, so there won’t be any culture shock when he arrives [at NDSU].”

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