Hospitality Services Director Elected National Organization Officer
July 18, 2008
Sam Bennett will serve as president-elect of the National Association of College and
University Food Services.
Sam Bennett will serve a three year term as president of NACUFS. Bennett has worked
for Texas Tech for 33 years.
Sam Bennett, Texas Tech University director of hospitality services, has been elected
president-elect of the National Association of College and University Food Services
“I am thrilled to be elected to the position of president-elect, especially at the
50th anniversary celebration in the nation’s capital,” said Bennett.
The election took place in July. Bennett, who has been with Texas Tech for 33 years,
will serve three years on the organization’s board of directors as president-elect,
president and past president.
“I look forward to three years of very demanding service, and all the while, a very
rewarding experience,” he said.
The Division of Hospitality Services is responsible for all Texas Tech residence hall
dining services, the Sam’s Place mini-markets, retail operations at the Student Union
and the university catering operation. With 6,400 residents on campus, the department
serves more than three million meals per year with a $27 million budget.
NACUFS, founded in 1958, provides its members with training, technical assistance,
networking, industry information and research to help promote the highest quality
food service operations.