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VA Tech Names Faulkner New Dining Director

Virginia Tech has named Ted Faulkner its new director of Dining Services. He will assume the role in mid-February.

Faulkner began his career at Virginia Tech in 1998 as a nutritionalist at Shultz Dining Center and went on to serve as unit manager at Southgate Food Center and unit manager senior at Dietrick Dining Hall before becoming associate director of Dining Services in 2003. He was named senior associate director in February 2011.

“Ted Faulkner possesses a contagious enthusiasm for Dining Services at Virginia Tech," says Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok, Jr. "In his 14 years here, Ted has championed a dining experience that places students first, offers exceptional quality, and has garnered Virginia Tech a national reputation for excellence. I am grateful that Ted has said yes and will lead the next iteration of Dining Services, and we both agree that advances in sustainability, investment in the development of personnel, and a commitment to participatory management and collaboration will be hallmarks of Dining Services in the days ahead.”

During his tenure at Virginia Tech, Faulkner has been involved in the
redesign of four award-winning dining centers, the development of the new Turner Place dining center scheduled to open next fall, initiatives
to improve sustainability efforts, and the coordination of many customer service and employee development programs.

“I look forward to the great opportunity in providing a holistic and dynamic dining program to the students, staff, and university community,” Faulkner says. “It is an honor to be working with one of the very best dining services staff in the entire country and sharing in their future successes."

Prior to his time at Virginia Tech, Faulkner served as director of food and beverage at the Marriott Blacksburg and Four Points Hotel by Sheraton.

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