• Develop, negotiate, manage and administer campus dining, beverage and non-beverage vending contracts.
  • Advise and assist University departments and other system-wide campuses with contract interpretation and resolution of contractual and/or operational issues with vendors.
  • Assist University departments in establishing new vendor relationships including RFP development, contract negotiation and assistance in managing resulting contracts.
  • Oversee and coordinate dining related facility renovations and the construction of new campus dining facilities on the Twin-Cities campus.
  • Support, promote and ensure vendor compliance with the University's commitment to sustainability; health and wellness; corporate responsibility; business and economic development; and the use of locally grown and/or produced products and services.
  • Identify and promote system-wide operational efficiencies and best business practice solutions to issues and concerns.
  • Respond to individual customers with questions or concerns about contracted vendors and/or their services.
  • Provide oversight of the University's U Card Office.

What We Do

Contact Administration Staff

Amy Keran, Director of Contract Administration
(612) 624-0010

Information Technology:
Eric Crowell, Information Technology Manager
(612) 625-1803

Construction and Facilities:
Nelson Hard, Contract Manager
(612) 624-0271  

Vending Services:
Missy Ek, Vending Contract Manager
(612) 624-9048

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