The University of Rhode Island has named Steven Mello director of dining and retail food operations. He had served as interim director since November and was an associate administrator for the university’s dining services since 1995. He was named director following a national search.
Mello succeeds Kathleen Gianquitti, who served as the director of Dining Services for 23 years before stepping down at the end of last September. Mello has been with URI Dining Services since 1990, se