APSU announces that Sodexo will become the new foodservice provider for the campus

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University announced that Sodexo, a leader in catering and facilities management, will become APSU’s new foodservice provider effective July 1, 2022.

Under the 15-year contract, Sodexo will provide a top-quality residential dining program for students at Austin Peay State University by funding a new residential dining venue on the university’s Clarksville campus, as well as a renovation of the food court.

These investments, part of Sodexo’s “WOW” dining program developed specifically for Austin Peay State University, will help the institution attract and retain students by promoting dining as a differentiation.

“We are thrilled to become Austin Peay’s new foodservice leader and look forward to seeing the many ways the newly renovated and relocated foodservice facilities will positively impact the campus community,” said Tom Dorer, Regional vice-president of operations of Sodexo, mentioned. “We are confident that these investments will ‘WOW’ the Austin Peay community.”

When completed, Catherine Evans Harvill Hall’s new Food Hall will offer students healthy, made-from-scratch menus, on-trend dining options, innovative scan-and-go technologies with contactless payments and a cooking station commercial grade where students can create their own fun dishes in a hands-on experience. Partnerships with businesses and restaurants in the Clarksville area will bring local culinary specialties to campus to strengthen community engagement.

Renderings of the new Food Hall at Catherine Evans Harvill Hall at Austin Peay State University.  (APSU)
Renderings of the new Food Hall at Catherine Evans Harvill Hall at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Other features of Sodexo’s catering program at APSU include the introduction of national brands such as Panda Express and a full-service Chick-fil-A, the development of a modern take-out beer garden on the estate campus academic sciences, and enhanced meal plan options for students, faculty, and staff.

“Sodexo has truly demonstrated an understanding of Austin Peay’s culture and the needs of the many governors who rely on our food and beverage program,” said Cecil Wilson, Director of Housing Services at APSU. “Together, we will build a restoration program that enlivens the spirit of Austin Peay, unites students, and creates an exciting vision for the future of restoration.”

Sodexo’s Campus segment provides facilities management and catering to universities in the United States and around the world. With nearly 50 years of experience, Sodexo is focused on improving and impacting the student experience every day, today and tomorrow.