Candidate Results

NACUFS relies on the guidance of experienced and innovative leaders.

There is one candidate for the position of Regional Director-Elect (unopposed)

Van Sullivan

Van Sullivan
Executive Director and COO, Faculty Student Association
Stony Brook University

Thank you for considering me as a candidate to be regional director of the NACUFS Northeast Region! I have to admit that I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into when I took a foodservice job at UMass Amherst in 2010 – mostly just looking for steady job while I figured out my next restaurant venture.  It turns out, like so many of us, I stumbled into the most amazing and fulfilling career anyone could ask for and have never looked back… We have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for literally hundreds of thousands of people over our dining services careers, creating memories and experiences that last lifetime while providing comfort and sustenance for guests who come to us as children and leave as adults.  We make your day better and we do it again and again and again.

I bring a significant amount of both corporate and entrepreneurial experience to the table combined with over 10 years of leadership experience at two of the nations’ best dining programs.  I love everything about NACUFS and am deeply humbled at the opportunity to serve and give back to the NACUFS community who have given to me so freely.  We have an opportunity in the vibrant Northeast dining community to drive each of our programs forward through collaborative learning and shared visions using the well-established NACUFS community and processes. I am deeply grateful for your support in allowing me to briefly lead this process.