Mark Gregory, NIU Housing & Dining food administrator III, has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Financial Management Institute, one of eight professional development institutes shaped and coordinated by the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS).
Available exclusively to NACUFS members, the eight institutes are among the most rigorous and rewarding programs offered by the association. More than 200 applications were received for the 2014 summer institutes. Applicants are selected through a multi-stage process involving NACUFS leaders at both the regional and national level.
“The eight NACUFS institutes are designed to build up a successful food service professional. Furthering our education and developing our professional skills is crucial in order to elevate campus dining and carry out the mission of NACUFS,” said Guy Procopio from Michigan State University, chair of the NACUFS Education Committee.
Each institute lasts four to six days and offers a robust curriculum that includes classroom instruction, appropriate sponsor and campus tours, extensive peer-to-peer interaction, and an individual or group project for immediate application of the program content.
The Financial Management Institute, held from May 31 through June 5, focuses on the financial components of collegiate food service management, including budgeting, data analysis, and reporting. This institute takes place in Omaha, Nebraska and is sponsored by ConAgra Foodservice.
“I am honored to be selected as one of the Midwest Region’s representatives to attend the 2014 Financial Management Institute,” Gregory said. “Financial Management Institute will be my fifth institute as a participant representing NIU.”