Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 8 Fall 1991 ARA contracts for all campus dining services All food service at the University of Delaware, from residence hall cafeterias to campus catering, will now be provided by ARA Campus Dining Services of Radnor, Pa. Under a contract signed in July, ARA will provide food service at the University's six cafeterias, six snack bars, four restaurants, two conference centers, one faculty dining room, the Blue and Gold Club, plus numerous portable, fast-food carts. The company also will provide catering, vending and athletic concession services to the campus. ARA was recommended by an independent, campuswide review committee as the preferred contractor for dining services. The committee spent two months in extensive review and discussion of the options for dining services. Committee members made on-site visits to five other campuses served by the vendors under consideration, before reporting "it is in the best interest of students, employees and the University community-at-large to accelerate the rate of improvement in University Dining Services by recommending an outside food service contractor." Randle Clay, who previously worked as ARA's district manager with responsibility for Delaware State College, Widener University Law School and St. Andrews School, has been assigned as resident district manager for the University operation. ARA's Campus Dining Services also provides the food service for 250 other universities and colleges nationwide, including the University of Virginia and New York University. "We have every reason to believe that the experience and resources that ARA brings to the University will be rewarding for our employees and all the constituences we serve, including students, alumni, parents and guests," President David P. Roselle said.