Stanford’s decision to end Suites Dining’s student management has prompted anger and disbelief from Suites residents and alumni.
The rationales put forward by Residential Education as grounds for ending Suites Dining’s student management appear questionable and incomplete.
Prospective outside vendor Student Organized Services has extensive personal and professional ties to Residential Education.
Increased ResEd interference has already hindered the effective management of Suites Dining.
The Office of Residential Education (ResEd) has implemented changes to the financial policies for student-managed Row houses over the recent months, following the identification of several “compliance issues” during a general review process, according to administrators.
The University is soliciting contractors to take control over the management of Governor’s Corner Dining Society, also known as the Suites eating clubs. According to Suites eating club chief executive Morgan Priestley, Student Organized Services (SOS), which also manages Row chefs and trains some self-op staff, will receive the contract.